Jenkins is a fork of Hudson and is a continuous build system for software projects.

The leading open source automation server, Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project.

Jenkins is an application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron. Among those things, current Jenkins focuses on the following two jobs:

Building/testing software projects continuously, just like CruiseControl or DamageControl. In a nutshell, Jenkins provides an easy-to-use so-called continuous integration system, making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build. The automated, continuous build increases the productivity.
Monitoring executions of externally-run jobs, such as cron jobs and procmail jobs, even those that are run on a remote machine. For example, with cron, all you receive is regular e-mails that capture the output, and it is up to you to look at them diligently and notice when it broke. Jenkins keeps those outputs and makes it easy for you to notice when something is wrong.

License

Free

Supported Platforms

Mac Windows Linux BSD Self-Hosted

Apps for Jenkins

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Links to official Jenkins sites

Official Website    Twitter    GitHub

Features

Configuration Continuous Integration Documentation Extensible by Plugins/Extensions On-premises software Add a feature

Category

Development

Tags

development projects testing


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