Jenkins vs. Go.CD vs. Strider

Jenkins vs Go.CD vs Strider: What are the differences?

In the battle of Continuous Integration tools, Jenkins, Go.CD and Strider all have their own fans. Jenkins is by far the most popular, appearing in nearly 4,000 stacks and over 1,000 job listings. Jenkins is built with Java; Go.CD is created by ThoughtWorks in Java/JRuby on Rails; Strider is written in Node.JS/JavaScript and uses MongoDB as a backing store. All are open source.

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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.

What is Go.CD?

GoCD is an open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks. GoCD offers business a first-class build and deployment engine for complete control and visibility.

What is Strider?

Strider is an Open Source Continuous Deployment / Continuous Integration platform. It is written in Node.JS / JavaScript and uses MongoDB as a backing store. It is published under the BSD license.

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Why do developers choose Jenkins?
Why do you like Jenkins?

Why do developers choose Go.CD?
Why do you like Go.CD?

Why do developers choose Strider?
Why do you like Strider?


What are the cons of using Jenkins?
Downsides of Jenkins?

What are the cons of using Go.CD?
Downsides of Go.CD?

What are the cons of using Strider?
No Cons submitted yet for Strider
Downsides of Strider?

Why do developers choose Jenkins vs Go.CD vs Strider?

  • Jenkins fans call it “great to build, deploy, or launch anything async.” They cite its rich set of plugins with good documentations, support for build pipelines, and many integrations as pros.
  • Go.CD users appreciate its great UI, good user roles and permissions, support for many material dependencies, and pipeline structures.
  • Strider fans love that it’s free, open source, and hosted internally.


How much does Jenkins cost?
How much does Go.CD cost?
How much does Strider cost?


What companies use Jenkins?
2086 companies on StackShare use Jenkins
What companies use Go.CD?
31 companies on StackShare use Go.CD
What companies use Strider?
3 companies on StackShare use Strider


What tools integrate with Jenkins?
59 tools on StackShare integrate with Jenkins
No integrations listed yet
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Jenkins, Go.CD, and Strider?

  • Travis CI - A hosted continuous integration service for open source and private projects
  • CircleCI - CircleCI’s continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence.
  • Codeship - Codeship is a Continuous Integration Platform in the cloud.
  • TeamCity - TeamCity is an ultimate Continuous Integration tool for professionals

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