Jenkins vs Travis CI: 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 Travis CI? A hosted continuous integration service for open source and private projects. 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.
Jenkins and Travis CI can be categorized as "Continuous Integration" tools.
Some of the features offered by Jenkins are:
- Easy installation
- Easy configuration
- Change set support
On the other hand, Travis CI provides the following key features:
- Easy Setup- Getting started with Travis CI is as easy as enabling a project, adding basic build instructions to your project and committing code.
- Supports Your Platform- Lots of databases and services are pre-installed and can simply be enabled in your build configuration, we'll launch them for you automatically. MySQL, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, Redis, Riak, RabbitMQ, Memcached are available by default.
- Deploy With Confidence- Deploying to production after a successful build is as easy as setting up a bit of configuration, and we'll deploy your code to Heroku, Engine Yard Cloud, Nodejitsu, cloudControl, OpenShift, and CloudFoundry.
"Hosted internally", "Free open source" and "Great to build, deploy or launch anything async" are the key factors why developers consider Jenkins; whereas "Github integration", "Free for open source" and "Easy to get started" are the primary reasons why Travis CI is favored.
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.
Facebook, Netflix, and Instacart are some of the popular companies that use Jenkins, whereas Travis CI is used by Lyft, Heroku, and Rainist. Jenkins has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1774 company stacks & 1526 developers stacks; compared to Travis CI, which is listed in 670 company stacks and 624 developer stacks.