Google Cloud Build vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
What is Google Cloud Build? Continuously build, test, and deploy. Cloud Build lets you build software quickly across all languages. Get complete control over defining custom workflows for building, testing, and deploying across multiple environments such as VMs, serverless, Kubernetes, or Firebase.
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.
Google Cloud Build and Jenkins are primarily classified as "Continuous Deployment" and "Continuous Integration" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Google Cloud Build are:
- Commit to deploy in minutes
- Choose what to build
- Extremely fast builds
On the other hand, Jenkins provides the following key features:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
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.
According to the StackShare community, Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1775 company stacks & 1529 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud Build, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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