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GitLab CI vs Jenkins X: What are the differences?

What is GitLab CI? GitLab integrated CI to test, build and deploy your code. GitLab offers a continuous integration service. If you add a .gitlab-ci.yml file to the root directory of your repository, and configure your GitLab project to use a Runner, then each merge request or push triggers your CI pipeline.

What is Jenkins X? A CI/CD solution for cloud applications on Kubernetes. Jenkins X is a CI/CD solution for modern cloud applications on Kubernetes.

GitLab CI and Jenkins X can be categorized as "Continuous Integration" tools.

"Robust CI with awesome Docker support" is the top reason why over 16 developers like GitLab CI, while over 2 developers mention "Kubernetes integration" as the leading cause for choosing Jenkins X.

Jenkins X is an open source tool with 2.8K GitHub stars and 498 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Jenkins X's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, GitLab CI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 210 company stacks & 93 developers stacks; compared to Jenkins X, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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What is GitLab CI?

GitLab offers a continuous integration service. If you add a .gitlab-ci.yml file to the root directory of your repository, and configure your GitLab project to use a Runner, then each merge request or push triggers your CI pipeline.

What is Jenkins X?

Jenkins X is a CI/CD solution for modern cloud applications on Kubernetes
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    What are some alternatives to GitLab CI and Jenkins X?
    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.
    Bamboo
    Focus on coding and count on Bamboo as your CI and build server! Create multi-stage build plans, set up triggers to start builds upon commits, and assign agents to your critical builds and deployments.
    Travis CI
    Free for open source projects, our CI environment provides multiple runtimes (e.g. Node.js or PHP versions), data stores and so on. Because of this, hosting your project on travis-ci.com means you can effortlessly test your library or applications against multiple runtimes and data stores without even having all of them installed locally.
    TeamCity
    TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.
    CircleCI
    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.
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    Decisions about GitLab CI and Jenkins X
    Joshua Dean K眉pper
    Joshua Dean K眉pper
    CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) | 6 upvotes 39.4K views
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    GitLab Pages
    GitLab
    GitLab
    GitLab CI
    GitLab CI

    We use GitLab CI because of the great native integration as a part of the GitLab framework and the linting-capabilities it offers. The visualization of complex pipelines and the embedding within the project overview made Gitlab CI even more convenient. We use it for all projects, all deployments and as a part of GitLab Pages.

    While we initially used the Shell-executor, we quickly switched to the Docker-executor and use it exclusively now.

    We formerly used Jenkins but preferred to handle everything within GitLab . Aside from the unification of our infrastructure another motivation was the "configuration-in-file"-approach, that Gitlab CI offered, while Jenkins support of this concept was very limited and users had to resort to using the webinterface. Since the file is included within the repository, it is also version controlled, which was a huge plus for us.

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    Sebastian Dellwig
    Sebastian Dellwig
    Tech Lead at Porsche Digital GmbH | 6 upvotes 26.8K views
    Codeship
    Codeship
    CircleCI
    CircleCI
    GitLab CI
    GitLab CI

    We are using GitLab CI and were very happy with it. The integration of all tools like CI/CD, tickets, etc makes it very easy to stay on top of things. But be aware, Gitlab currently does not have iOS build support. So if you want to exchange that for CircleCI / Codeship to have to invest some effort. We are using a managed Mac OS device and installed the Gitlab runner there, to have iOS builds.

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    How developers use GitLab CI and Jenkins X
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    Trusted Shops GmbH uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

    We use Gitlab CI to unit and component test all of our application/components/modules. Therefore we use Docker runners.

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    Dynamictivity uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

    GitLab CI is extremely flexible and easy to use. We also enjoy the elastic build infrastructure which is Docker based.

    Avatar of Sanghyun Park
    Sanghyun Park uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

    Upon push, build the site and publish to Google Cloud Storage.

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    cslasher uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

    CI/CD with Docker support.

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    Solcast uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

    Deployment pipeline

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