Jenkins is an automation server.
It helps automate the parts of software development related to building, testing, and deploying, facilitating continuous integration and continuous delivery.
It is a server-based system that runs in servlet containers such as Apache Tomcat. It supports version control tools, including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, ClearCase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant, Apache Maven and sbt based projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows batch commands.
This is free and open source software.
- Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery – as an extensible automation server, Jenkins can be used as a simple CI server or turned into the continuous delivery hub for any project.
- Easy installation – a self-contained Java-based program, ready to run out-of-the-box, with packages for Linux, macOS, other Unix-like operating systems, and Windows.
- Easy configuration – can be easily set up and configured via its web interface, which includes on-the-fly error checks and built-in help.
- Integrates with various IDEs: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, and NetBeans.
- Provides over 1,800 plugins for many use cases so that humans can spend their time doing things machines cannot.
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