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Deployer vs Jenkins: What are the differences?

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In the world of DevOps, tools like Deployer and Jenkins play crucial roles in automating the software development lifecycle. Understanding their key differences is essential for choosing the right tool for specific project requirements.

  1. Deployment Process Management: Deployer focuses primarily on orchestrating deployment processes and tasks, ensuring efficient and error-free deployment of applications across various environments. On the other hand, Jenkins is a continuous integration and continuous deployment (CI/CD) tool that automates the build, test, and deployment processes, offering more comprehensive automation capabilities beyond just deployment.

  2. Ease of Configuration: In Deployer, configuration and setup can be more straightforward and less complex, as it is specifically designed for deployment tasks. Jenkins, on the other hand, requires more effort in configuring pipelines, plugins, and integration with other tools to achieve seamless automation of the entire CI/CD pipeline, making it more versatile but potentially more time-consuming to set up.

  3. Scalability and Extensibility: Jenkins, being a widely adopted and open-source tool, offers a vast array of plugins and integrations with various tools and services, making it highly scalable and extensible for different project needs. Deployer, while robust for deployment tasks, may have limitations in terms of scalability and extensibility compared to the vast Jenkins ecosystem.

  4. Community Support and Documentation: Jenkins benefits from a large and active community of users and developers, resulting in extensive documentation, resources, and community support for troubleshooting, learning, and expanding its functionalities. Deployer, being more focused on deployment, may have a smaller community and resources available for support and troubleshooting.

  5. User Interface and Visualization: Jenkins provides a user-friendly web interface for configuring and monitoring CI/CD pipelines, with visualization tools for tracking build and deployment progress. Deployer, being more task-specific, may have a simpler interface focused on deployment tasks, but may lack the detailed visualization capabilities of Jenkins for the entire CI/CD process.

  6. Integration with Version Control Systems: Jenkins offers seamless integration with popular version control systems like Git, SVN, and others, facilitating automated builds and deployments triggered by code changes. While Deployer can also integrate with version control systems for deployment tasks, Jenkins' deep integration and support for VCS make it a more comprehensive CI/CD solution.

In Summary, understanding the key differences between Deployer and Jenkins can help in selecting the right tool based on specific project requirements for efficient deployment and automation in the software development lifecycle.

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JenkinsJenkins

We are currently using Azure Pipelines for continous integration. Our applications are developed witn .NET framework. But when we look at the online Jenkins is the most widely used tool for continous integration. Can you please give me the advice which one is best to use for my case Azure pipeline or jenkins.

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If your source code is on GitHub, also take a look at Github actions. https://github.com/features/actions

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Mohammad Hossein Amri
Chief Technology Officer at Planally · | 3 upvotes · 508.7K views
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I'm open to anything. just want something that break less and doesn't need me to pay for it, and can be hosted on Docker. our scripting language is powershell core. so it's better to support it. also we are building dotnet core in our pipeline, so if they have anything related that helps with the CI would be nice.

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Ankit Malik
Software Developer at CloudCover · | 1 upvotes · 491.5K views
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Google cloud build can help you. It is hosted on cloud and also provide reasonable free quota.

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I'm planning to setup complete CD-CD setup for spark and python application which we are going to deploy in aws lambda and EMR Cluster. Which tool would be best one to choose. Since my company is trying to adopt to concourse i would like to understand what are the lack of capabilities concourse have . Thanks in advance !

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Maxi Krone
Cloud Engineer at fme AG · | 2 upvotes · 410.6K views
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I would definetly recommend Concourse to you, as it is one of the most advanced modern methods of making CI/CD while Jenkins is an old monolithic dinosaur. Concourse itself is cloudnative and containerbased which helps you to build simple, high-performance and scalable CI/CD pipelines. In my opinion, the only lack of skills you have with Concourse is your own knowledge of how to build pipelines and automate things. Technincally there is no lack, i would even say you can extend it way more easily. But as a Con it is more easy to interact with Jenkins if you are only used to UIs. Concourse needs someone which is capable of using CLIs.

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From a StackShare Community member: "Currently we use Travis CI and have optimized it as much as we can so our builds are fairly quick. Our boss is all about redundancy so we are looking for another solution to fall back on in case Travis goes down and/or jacks prices way up (they were recently acquired). Could someone recommend which CI we should go with and if they have time, an explanation of how they're different?"

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Dustin Falgout
Senior Developer at Elegant Themes · | 13 upvotes · 563.8K views

We use CircleCI because of the better value it provides in its plans. I'm sure we could have used Travis just as easily but we found CircleCI's pricing to be more reasonable. In the two years since we signed up, the service has improved. CircleCI is always innovating and iterating on their platform. We have been very satisfied.

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Peter Thomas
Distinguished Engineer at Intuit · | 9 upvotes · 875.4K views
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As the maintainer of the Karate DSL open-source project - I found Travis CI very easy to integrate into the GitHub workflow and it has been steady sailing for more than 2 years now ! It works well for Java / Apache Maven projects and we were able to configure it to use the latest Oracle JDK as per our needs. Thanks to the Travis CI team for this service to the open-source community !

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Google Cloud BuildGoogle Cloud Build

I use Google Cloud Build because it's my first foray into the CICD world(loving it so far), and I wanted to work with something GCP native to avoid giving permissions to other SaaS tools like CircleCI and Travis CI.

I really like it because it's free for the first 120 minutes, and it's one of the few CICD tools that enterprises are open to using since it's contained within GCP.

One of the unique things is that it has the Kaniko cache, which speeds up builds by creating intermediate layers within the docker image vs. pushing the full thing from the start. Helpful when you're installing just a few additional dependencies.

Feel free to checkout an example: Cloudbuild Example

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Travis CITravis CI

I use Travis CI because of various reasons - 1. Cloud based system so no dedicated server required, and you do not need to administrate it. 2. Easy YAML configuration. 3. Supports Major Programming Languages. 4. Support of build matrix 6. Supports AWS, Azure, Docker, Heroku, Google Cloud, Github Pages, PyPi and lot more. 7. Slack Notifications.

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Oded Arbel
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GitLab CIGitLab CI

You are probably looking at another hosted solution: Jenkins is a good tool but it way too work intensive to be used as just a backup solution.

I have good experience with Circle-CI, Codeship, Drone.io and Travis (as well as problematic experiences with all of them), but my go-to tool is Gitlab CI: simple, powerful and if you have problems with their limitations or pricing, you can always install runners somewhere and use Gitlab just for scheduling and management. Even if you don't host your git repository at Gitlab, you can have Gitlab pull changes automatically from wherever you repo lives.

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If you are considering Jenkins I would recommend at least checking out Buildkite. The agents are self-hosted (like Jenkins) but the interface is hosted for you. It meshes up some of the things I like about hosted services (pipeline definitions in YAML, managed interface and authentication) with things I like about Jenkins (local customizable agent images, secrets only on own instances, custom agent level scripts, sizing instances to your needs).

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Decisions about Deployer and Jenkins

Jenkins is a pretty flexible, complete tool. Especially I love the possibility to configure jobs as a code with Jenkins pipelines.

CircleCI is well suited for small projects where the main task is to run continuous integration as quickly as possible. Travis CI is recommended primarily for open-source projects that need to be tested in different environments.

And for something a bit larger I prefer to use Jenkins because it is possible to make serious system configuration thereby different plugins. In Jenkins, I can change almost anything. But if you want to start the CI chain as soon as possible, Jenkins may not be the right choice.

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Pros of Deployer
Pros of Jenkins
  • 8
    Simply to use
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    Easy to customize
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    Easy setup
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    Hosted internally
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    Free open source
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    Great to build, deploy or launch anything async
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    Tons of integrations
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    Rich set of plugins with good documentation
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    Has support for build pipelines
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    Easy setup
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    It is open-source
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    Workflow plugin
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    Configuration as code
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    Very powerful tool
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    Many Plugins
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    Continuous Integration
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    Great flexibility
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    Git and Maven integration is better
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    100% free and open source
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    Slack Integration (plugin)
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    Github integration
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    Self-hosted GitLab Integration (plugin)
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    Easy customisation
  • 5
    Pipeline API
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    Docker support
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    Fast builds
  • 4
    Hosted Externally
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    Excellent docker integration
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    Platform idnependency
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    AWS Integration
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    JOBDSL
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    It's Everywhere
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    Customizable
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    Can be run as a Docker container
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    It`w worked
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    Loose Coupling
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    NodeJS Support
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    Build PR Branch Only
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    Easily extendable with seamless integration
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    PHP Support
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    Ruby/Rails Support
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    Universal controller

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Cons of Deployer
Cons of Jenkins
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    • 13
      Workarounds needed for basic requirements
    • 10
      Groovy with cumbersome syntax
    • 8
      Plugins compatibility issues
    • 7
      Lack of support
    • 7
      Limited abilities with declarative pipelines
    • 5
      No YAML syntax
    • 4
      Too tied to plugins versions

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    What is Deployer?

    A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box

    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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