AWS CodeDeploy vs Jenkins

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AWS CodeDeploy vs Jenkins: What are the differences?

What is AWS CodeDeploy? Coordinate application deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications.

What is Jenkins? An extendable open source continuous integration server. In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.

AWS CodeDeploy belongs to "Deployment as a Service" category of the tech stack, while Jenkins can be primarily classified under "Continuous Integration".

Some of the features offered by AWS CodeDeploy are:

  • AWS CodeDeploy fully automates your code deployments, allowing you to deploy reliably and rapidly
  • AWS CodeDeploy helps maximize your application availability by performing rolling updates across your Amazon EC2 instances and tracking application health according to configurable rules
  • AWS CodeDeploy allows you to easily launch and track the status of your deployments through the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI

On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:

  • Easy installation
  • Easy configuration
  • Change set support

"Automates code deployments" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodeDeploy over the competitors, whereas "Hosted internally" was stated as the key factor in picking Jenkins.

Jenkins is an open source tool with 13.3K GitHub stars and 5.48K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jenkins's open source repository on GitHub.

Facebook, Netflix, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas AWS CodeDeploy is used by Algorithmia, Adsia, and indico. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to AWS CodeDeploy, which is listed in 58 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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Azure Pipelines

We are currently using Azure Pipelines for continous integration. Our applications are developed witn .NET framework. But when we look at the online Jenkins is the most widely used tool for continous integration. Can you please give me the advice which one is best to use for my case Azure pipeline or jenkins.

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GitHub

If your source code is on GitHub, also take a look at Github actions. https://github.com/features/actions

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Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Axceligent Solutions · | 3 upvotes · 148.7K views
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GoCD

I'm open to anything. just want something that break less and doesn't need me to pay for it, and can be hosted on Docker. our scripting language is powershell core. so it's better to support it. also we are building dotnet core in our pipeline, so if they have anything related that helps with the CI would be nice.

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Ankit Malik
Software Developer at CloudCover · | 1 upvotes · 137.1K views

Google cloud build can help you. It is hosted on cloud and also provide reasonable free quota.

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Concourse

I'm planning to setup complete CD-CD setup for spark and python application which we are going to deploy in aws lambda and EMR Cluster. Which tool would be best one to choose. Since my company is trying to adopt to concourse i would like to understand what are the lack of capabilities concourse have . Thanks in advance !

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Maxi Krone
Cloud Engineer at fme AG · | 2 upvotes · 57.4K views
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Concourse

I would definetly recommend Concourse to you, as it is one of the most advanced modern methods of making CI/CD while Jenkins is an old monolithic dinosaur. Concourse itself is cloudnative and containerbased which helps you to build simple, high-performance and scalable CI/CD pipelines. In my opinion, the only lack of skills you have with Concourse is your own knowledge of how to build pipelines and automate things. Technincally there is no lack, i would even say you can extend it way more easily. But as a Con it is more easy to interact with Jenkins if you are only used to UIs. Concourse needs someone which is capable of using CLIs.

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Decisions about AWS CodeDeploy and Jenkins
Stephen Badger | Vital Beats
Senior DevOps Engineer at Vital Beats · | 2 upvotes · 58K views

Within our deployment pipeline, we have a need to deploy to multiple customer environments, and manage secrets specifically in a way that integrates well with AWS, Kubernetes Secrets, Terraform and our pipelines ourselves.

Jenkins offered us the ability to choose one of a number of credentials/secrets management approaches, and models secrets as a more dynamic concept that GitHub Actions provided.

Additionally, we are operating Jenkins within our development Kubernetes cluster as a kind of system-wide orchestrator, allowing us to use Kubernetes pods as build agents, avoiding the ongoing direct costs associated with GitHub Actions minutes / per-user pricing. Obviously as a consequence we take on the indirect costs of maintain Jenkins itself, patching it, upgrading etc. However our experience with managing Jenkins via Kubernetes and declarative Jenkins configuration has led us to believe that this cost is small, particularly as the majority of actual building and testing is handled inside docker containers and Kubernetes, alleviating the need for less supported plugins that may make Jenkins administration more difficult.

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Jenkins is a pretty flexible, complete tool. Especially I love the possibility to configure jobs as a code with Jenkins pipelines.

CircleCI is well suited for small projects where the main task is to run continuous integration as quickly as possible. Travis CI is recommended primarily for open-source projects that need to be tested in different environments.

And for something a bit larger I prefer to use Jenkins because it is possible to make serious system configuration thereby different plugins. In Jenkins, I can change almost anything. But if you want to start the CI chain as soon as possible, Jenkins may not be the right choice.

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Pros of AWS CodeDeploy
Pros of Jenkins
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    Automates code deployments
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    Backed by Amazon
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    Adds autoscaling lifecycle hooks
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    Git integration
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    Hosted internally
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    Free open source
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    Great to build, deploy or launch anything async
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    Tons of integrations
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    Rich set of plugins with good documentation
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    Has support for build pipelines
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    Open source and tons of integrations
  • 63
    Easy setup
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    It is open-source
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    Workflow plugin
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    Configuration as code
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    Very powerful tool
  • 9
    Many Plugins
  • 8
    Great flexibility
  • 8
    Git and Maven integration is better
  • 7
    Continuous Integration
  • 6
    Slack Integration (plugin)
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    Github integration
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    100% free and open source
  • 5
    Self-hosted GitLab Integration (plugin)
  • 5
    Easy customisation
  • 4
    Docker support
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    Platform idnependency
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    Pipeline API
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    Fast builds
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    Excellent docker integration
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    Hosted Externally
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    It`w worked
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    Can be run as a Docker container
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    Customizable
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    AWS Integration
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    It's Everywhere
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    JOBDSL
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    NodeJS Support
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    PHP Support
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    Ruby/Rails Support
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    Universal controller
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    Easily extendable with seamless integration
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    Build PR Branch Only

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Cons of AWS CodeDeploy
Cons of Jenkins
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      Workarounds needed for basic requirements
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      Groovy with cumbersome syntax
    • 6
      Plugins compatibility issues
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      Limited abilities with declarative pipelines
    • 5
      Lack of support
    • 4
      No YAML syntax
    • 2
      Too tied to plugins versions

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    What is AWS CodeDeploy?

    AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications.

    What is Jenkins?

    In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.

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    What are some alternatives to AWS CodeDeploy and Jenkins?
    AWS CodePipeline
    CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
    Docker
    The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
    Ansible
    Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
    Chef
    Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
    AWS CodeBuild
    AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. With CodeBuild, you don’t need to provision, manage, and scale your own build servers.
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    How developers use AWS CodeDeploy and Jenkins
    Kalibrr uses
    Jenkins

    All of our pull requests are automatically tested using Jenkins' integration with GitHub, and we provision and deploy our servers using Jenkins' interface. This is integrated with HipChat, immediately notifying us if anything goes wrong with a deployment.

    Wirkn Inc. uses
    Jenkins

    Jenkins is our go-to devops automation tool. We use it for automated test builds, all the way up to server updates and deploys. It really helps maintain our homegrown continuous-integration suite. It even does our blue/green deploys.

    Bùi Thanh uses
    Jenkins
    • Continuous Deploy
    • Dev stage: autodeploy by trigger push request from 'develop' branch of Gitlab
    • Staging and production stages: Build and rollback quicly with Ansistrano playbook
    • Sending messages of job results to Chatwork.
    AngeloR uses
    Jenkins

    Currently serves as the location that our QA team builds various automated testing jobs.

    At one point we were using it for builds, but we ended up migrating away from them to Code Pipelines.

    Trusted Shops GmbH uses
    Jenkins

    We use Jenkins to schedule our Browser and API Based regression and acceptance tests on a regular bases. We use additionally to Jenkins GitlabCI for unit and component testing.

    Praveen Pavithran uses
    AWS CodeDeploy

    Easy deployment of code across multiple machines.

    Yet Analytics uses
    AWS CodeDeploy

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