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Codeship vs Jenkins: What are the differences?

What is Codeship? A Continuous Integration Platform in the cloud. Codeship runs your automated tests and configured deployment when you push to your repository. It takes care of managing and scaling the infrastructure so that you are able to test and release more frequently and get faster feedback for building the product your users need.

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.

Codeship and Jenkins belong to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Codeship are:

  • Run you automated tests | Easily set up Codeship with Github or Bitbucket and trigger your automated tests with a simple push to your repository.
  • 100 builds & 5 private projects free per month.
  • Free for OSS.

On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:

  • Easy installation
  • Easy configuration
  • Change set support

"Simple deployments", "Easy setup" and "Github integration" are the key factors why developers consider Codeship; whereas "Hosted internally", "Free open source" and "Great to build, deploy or launch anything async" are the primary reasons why Jenkins is favored.

Jenkins is an open source tool with 13.2K GitHub stars and 5.43K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jenkins's open source repository on GitHub.

Facebook, Netflix, and ebay are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas Codeship is used by Product Hunt, InVisionApp, and Soylent. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1753 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Codeship, which is listed in 278 company stacks and 82 developer stacks.

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What is Codeship?

Codeship runs your automated tests and configured deployment when you push to your repository. It takes care of managing and scaling the infrastructure so that you are able to test and release more frequently and get faster feedback for building the product your users need.

What is Jenkins?

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.

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What are some alternatives to Codeship and Jenkins?
Continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. Offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp.
Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world’s best engineering teams.
Shippable is a SaaS platform that lets you easily add Continuous Integration/Deployment to your Github and BitBucket repositories. It is lightweight, super simple to setup, and runs your builds and tests faster than any other service.
Automate and parallelize testing. Codefresh allows teams to spin up on-demand compositions to run unit and integration tests as part of the continuous integration process. Jenkins integration allows more complex pipelines.
GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
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Reviews of Codeship and Jenkins
Review ofCodeshipCodeship

Working for a web agency, I have access to many premium services for all parts of the development process which leads to two things when it comes to working on my personal projects at home.

1: I am more fussy about the quality of tools and services that I use than I was before I went from just messing around with programming to having a developer job.

2: I really don't want to pay a single fee or any kind of subscription to services as after using them all day at work I find it hard to justify personally paying a premium to use them for a bit of time at home after work.

However with Code ship neither of these things caused any issues as I found it to be very high quality and free.

On the subject of it being free, I know there are other CI solutions that are free however if you wish to use it with a private repository then unless you already have private Github repos then the fact that Code Ship integrates with Bitbucket can be extremely convenient as it means you can set up your personal projects with free private repository and a free CI / testing solution for absolutely free.

Overall Codeship has really impressed me in every way from its pricing to its clean and simple UI and its ease of use.

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Marc Qualie
Review ofCodeshipCodeship

Setting up continuous integration is complex and time consuming. I've used Codeship for 1 year now and I would never go back to previous systems such as self hosted Jenkins for any kind of web applications. The ability to change developer access on a per repository basis with the click of a button is very helpful and integration with all our services such as Github and Heroku make testing and deployment happen in the background so we can concentrate on our application and not worry about what state the live code is in. We also find the Slack integration (and flowdock before that) to be a great way to share the current code status with the whole team without getting spammed with emails on each commit and build state change while testing prototype branches or working on pull-requests.

Review ofCodeshipCodeship

Like most developers I'd love it if my deployment processes were always the same for every project so I never had to think about deployment. However, that's probably never going to happen unless we stop having clients. Codeship allows me to organize all of my deployments into one place and set them up once so that I don't have to remember the process for every nuance of every client.

Whether it's deploying a Drupal or Wordpress site to a private server, a Meteor.js app to Modulus, or just about anything else Codeship gives me the flexibility of writing my own shell scripts for custom jobs (private server) but also one-click solutions for common problems (deployment to Modulus).

Highly recommend them!

Review ofCodeshipCodeship

It's not easy to differentiate a CI/CD service because integrations matter so much more than the service itself. Didn't even need to read any docs, it just works exactly as you expect it to.


  • Pipelines for running tests in parallel (freemium).
  • Easiest setup of any CI service I've tried.
  • Mandatory build status image service.


  • Test runners are alright, but not that powerful. Py.test can run tests in parallel on its own, but enabling that feature doesn't seem to speed up Codeship runs.
  • Doesn't detect tox environments, so you have to specify one environment per pipeline manually.
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Ben Gandhi-Shepard
Review ofCodeshipCodeship

I spent half a day grepping CodeShip and now I have a sweet deployment process for WP sites. After a month of wrestling with Bamboo I decided to give CodeShip a try thanks to an article by CodeShip's Roman Kuba about deploying WP sites

I am now killin' WP development with my CodeShip + WPEngine setup. This is also making WP development/deployment fun for the first time. CodeShip f*cking rocks.

How developers use Codeship and Jenkins
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Kalibrr uses JenkinsJenkins

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.

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Wirkn Inc. uses JenkinsJenkins

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.

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Bùi Thanh uses JenkinsJenkins
  • 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.
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AngeloR uses JenkinsJenkins

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.

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Andrew Gatenby uses CodeshipCodeship

We use this as a CI tool when working on our API and related tools. The setup is relatively painless and it hooks directly into our Github repo's to provide reports and feedback.

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Trusted Shops GmbH uses JenkinsJenkins

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.

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RentChek uses CodeshipCodeship

Runs a full test suite whenever we push changes to master and if everything is good, automatically deploys our changes to production.

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Kim Do Hyeon uses CodeshipCodeship

원래 CircleCI 쓰다가 갑자기 슬랙으로 알림오는게 안돼서 Codeship 쓰는 중 Circle CI가 더 편함

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azawisza uses CodeshipCodeship

build center and continous deployment for all services

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Grubster uses CodeshipCodeship

A QA tool that runs the platform's automated tests

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