Heroku CI vs Jenkins: What are the differences?
What is Heroku CI? Fast, low-setup CI that’s easy to use. On every push to GitHub, Heroku CI runs your tests in a disposable Heroku app, so there’s never a wait time for a free CI worker. Tests run fast, on Performance dynos.
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.
Heroku CI and Jenkins can be categorized as "Continuous Integration" tools.
Jenkins is an open source tool with 13.2K GitHub stars and 5.43K 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 1753 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Heroku CI, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.
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All of our pull requests are automatically tested using Jenkins' integration with GitHub, and we provision and deploy our servers using Jenkins' interface. This is integrated with HipChat, immediately notifying us if anything goes wrong with a deployment.
Jenkins is our go-to devops automation tool. We use it for automated test builds, all the way up to server updates and deploys. It really helps maintain our homegrown continuous-integration suite. It even does our blue/green deploys.
- Continuous Deploy
- Dev stage: autodeploy by trigger push request from 'develop' branch of Gitlab
- Staging and production stages: Build and rollback quicly with Ansistrano playbook
- Sending messages of job results to Chatwork.
Currently serves as the location that our QA team builds various automated testing jobs.
At one point we were using it for builds, but we ended up migrating away from them to Code Pipelines.