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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I like Buddy! They provide a completely free service for hosting, storing, and collaborating on code. Seriously, if you aren't using them, go sign up now.
Great collaboration-friendly git repository hosting. Plus integration with all sorts of other stuff.
Allows quick, easy and simple deployments.
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.
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.
Buddy is deployment: simplified.
With buddy, you can actually have fun while you deploy your infra.
Beautiful UI, excellent UX, solid product, fanatical support!