Drone.io vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
Drone.io: Open source continuous integration platform built on Docker. Drone is a hosted continuous integration service. It enables you to conveniently set up projects to automatically build, test, and deploy as you make changes to your code Drone integrates seamlessly with Github, Bitbucket and Google Code as well as third party services such as Heroku, Dotcloud, Google AppEngine and more.; 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.
Drone.io and Jenkins belong to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Drone.io are:
- Free for open-source
- GitHub, BitBucket integration
- Browser testing
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
"Open source" is the top reason why over 45 developers like Drone.io, while over 497 developers mention "Hosted internally" as the leading cause for choosing 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 Drone.io is used by Packet, Geocodio, and Clay.io. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to Drone.io, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 20 developer stacks.
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