Bitrise vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
Bitrise: Automate your mobile app development from building through testing to deployment. In short Bitrise is a Continous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) Platform as a Service (PaaS) with a main focus on mobile app development (iOS, Android). You can automate the testing and deployment of your apps with just a few clicks. When you trigger a build a Virtual Machine is assigned to host your build and your defined Workflow (series of Steps scripts) will be executed, step by step; 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.
Bitrise and Jenkins are primarily classified as "Mobile Continuous Integration" and "Continuous Integration" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Bitrise are:
- Continuous Delivery
- Hosted Environment
- Customizable Workflows
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 10 developers like Bitrise, while over 497 developers mention "Hosted internally" as the leading cause for choosing 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.
According to the StackShare community, Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1775 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to Bitrise, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.
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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.
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.
- 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.
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.