Blue Ocean vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
What is Blue Ocean? A reboot of the Jenkins CI/CD User Experience. Designed from the ground up for Jenkins Pipeline and compatible with Freestyle jobs, Blue Ocean reduces clutter and increases clarity for every member of your team.
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.
Blue Ocean and Jenkins can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.
Some of the features offered by Blue Ocean are:
- Sophisticated visualizations of CD pipelines, allowing for fast and intuitive comprehension of software pipeline status.
- Pipeline editor (In Development) that makes automating CD pipelines approachable by guiding the user through an intuitive and visual process to create a pipeline.
- Personalization of the Jenkins UI to suit the role-based needs of each member of the DevOps team.
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Beautiful interface" is the primary reason why developers consider Blue Ocean over the competitors, whereas "Hosted internally" was stated as the key factor in picking Jenkins.
Blue Ocean and Jenkins are both open source tools. It seems that Jenkins with 13.3K GitHub stars and 5.48K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Blue Ocean with 2.49K GitHub stars and 435 GitHub forks.
Facebook, Netflix, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas Blue Ocean is used by CityLiv, Nexus National Security Network, and iCodeBetter. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to Blue Ocean, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.
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