Buddy vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
What is Buddy? Build, test and deploy on push in seconds. Git platform for web and software developers with Docker-based tools for Continuous Integration and Deployment.
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.
Buddy belongs to "Continuous Deployment" category of the tech stack, while Jenkins can be primarily classified under "Continuous Integration".
Some of the features offered by Buddy are:
- Automatic deployments on push to branch
- Docker-based builds and tests
- 10-minute setup of complete environment
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Docker" is the primary reason why developers consider Buddy 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 Buddy is used by Docplanner, Buddy, and Ambar. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to Buddy, which is listed in 20 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.
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