Jenkins is a Continuous Integration platform that allows for the creation, testing, and implementation of new code. Continuous Integration (CI) is a mechanism in which developers commit updates to the source code from a common repository, and all improvements are created in real-time. This can happen many times a day. The CI server monitors each commitment in real-time, improving code builds and ensuring quick verification. This relieves the testers of their responsibilities, allowing for faster integration and less time wastage.
Jenkins has many appealing features for developers:
- Installation is easy: It is a platform-independent, Java-based software that can install quickly on Windows, Mac OS, and Unix-like operating systems.
- Configuration is easy: Its web interface is simple to install and customize, and it includes error checks as well as a designed support feature.
- Plugins are available: The update center has hundreds of extensions that integrate with any tool in the CI and CD toolchain.