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Jenkins vs Jenkins X: What are the differences?

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.

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.

Jenkins and Jenkins X can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.

Some of the features offered by Jenkins are:

  • Easy installation
  • Easy configuration
  • Change set support

On the other hand, Jenkins X provides the following key features:

  • Automated CI and CD - Rather than having to have deep knowledge of the internals of Jenkins Pipeline, Jenkins X will default awesome pipelines for your projects that implements fully CI and CD
  • Environment Promotion via GitOps - Each team gets a set of Environments. Jenkins X then automates the management of the Environments and the Promotion of new versions of Applications between Environments via GitOps
  • Pull Request Preview Environments - Jenkins X automatically spins up Preview Environments for your Pull Requests so you can get fast feedback before changes are merged to master

"Hosted internally" is the primary reason why developers consider Jenkins over the competitors, whereas "Kubernetes integration" was stated as the key factor in picking Jenkins X.

Jenkins and Jenkins X are both open source tools. It seems that Jenkins with 13.2K GitHub stars and 5.43K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Jenkins X with 2.71K GitHub stars and 479 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1753 company stacks & 1479 developers stacks; compared to Jenkins X, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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 Jenkins X?

Jenkins X is a CI/CD solution for modern cloud applications on Kubernetes
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What are some alternatives to Jenkins and Jenkins X?
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.
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.
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.
Apache Maven
Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
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Kalibrr uses JenkinsJenkins

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.

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Wirkn Inc. uses JenkinsJenkins

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.

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Bùi Thanh uses JenkinsJenkins
  • 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.
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AngeloR uses JenkinsJenkins

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.

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Trusted Shops GmbH uses JenkinsJenkins

We use Jenkins to schedule our Browser and API Based regression and acceptance tests on a regular bases. We use additionally to Jenkins GitlabCI for unit and component testing.

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