Capistrano vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
What is Capistrano? A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby. Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
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.
Capistrano belongs to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack, while Jenkins can be primarily classified under "Continuous Integration".
Some of the features offered by Capistrano are:
- Reliably deploy web application to any number of machines simultaneously, in sequence or as a rolling set
- Automate audits of any number of machines (checking login logs, enumerating uptimes, and/or applying security patches)
- Script arbitrary workflows over SSH
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Automated deployment with several custom recipes" is the primary reason why developers consider Capistrano over the competitors, whereas "Hosted internally" was stated as the key factor in picking Jenkins.
Capistrano and Jenkins are both open source tools. It seems that Jenkins with 13.2K GitHub stars and 5.43K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Capistrano with 11.1K GitHub stars and 1.72K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1753 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Capistrano, which is listed in 295 company stacks and 81 developer stacks.
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