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Pros
"The automation workflow in CircleCI related to third-party applications is very good and allows standardization of applications."

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"We can schedule anything with Jenkins, which is useful for deployment or anything that requires scheduling. It also has multiple plugins we can use for Maven, JUnit, etc.""Has a good interface, is reliable and saves time.""Very easy to understand for newcomers.""We are using the open-source version and there is a lot of plugins and features that are available and it works on agents for free. In other solutions, it will cost extra to use them with the agent.""The initial setup is simple.""Jenkins is a very mature product.""Jenkins can be used for elastic management, if you have any sensitive data or credentials you can use them across the environment. Additionally, the solution is easy to use and can be used across multiple use cases.""It is easy to use."

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Cons
"There needs to be some improvement in the user interface of CircleCI."

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"I would like to have an integrated dashboard on top of it and a better UX to look at. The dashboard could be better in terms of integration with other tools. We should be able to have a single pane of glass across all the tools that we use where Jenkins is the pipeline. This can be a very good upgrade to it.""Jenkins could improve by adding the ability to edit test automation and make time planning better because it is difficult. It should be easier to do.""There is no way for the cloud repositories to trigger Jenkins.""It could be cheaper.""Its schedule builds need improvement. It should have scheduling features in the platform rather than using external plug-ins.""A more user-friendly UI for creating pipelines would be helpful.""Jenkins could have better cloud functionality. Currently, we are using the existing legacy model, but we are moving toward the cloud, so it would be great if they could improve in that area. In the future, I would like more cloud features and related training materials, like a video tutorial.""Logging could be improved to offer a clearer view."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of CircleCI could be less expensive."
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  • "There is no cost. It is open source."
  • "The solution is one of the lowest costs compared to competitors."
  • "It could be cheaper because there are many solutions available in the market. We are paying yearly."
  • "Jenkins is a free open-source server."
  • "We are using the free version of Jenkins. There is not a license required to use the solution because it is open-source."
  • "We are using the freeware version of Jenkins."
  • "We are using the free version of Jenkins. There are no costs or licensing."
  • "Jenkins is a free solution, it is open source."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The automation workflow in CircleCI related to third-party applications is very good and allows standardization of applications.
    Top Answer:The price of CircleCI could be less expensive.
    Top Answer:There needs to be some improvement in the user interface of CircleCI.
    Top Answer:When you are evaluating tools for automating your own GitOps-based CI/CD workflow, it is important to keep your requirements and use cases in mind. Tekton deployment is complex and it is not very easy… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of Jenkins are creating builds, and connecting them with Sonar for Sonar analysis. Additionally, we connect it with other vulnerability tools, such as WhiteSource which is… more »
    Top Answer:We are using the free version of Jenkins. There are no costs or licensing.
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    12th
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    131
    Rating
    8.0
    2nd
    out of 35 in Build Automation
    Views
    10,199
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    26
    Average Words per Review
    514
    Rating
    8.1
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    Overview
    CircleCI's continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. CircleCI offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp quickly, scale easily, and build confidently every day.

    Jenkins is an award-winning application that monitors executions of repeated jobs, such as building a software project or jobs run by cron.

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    Sample Customers
    Shopify, Zenefits, Concur Technologies, CyberAgent
    Airial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Retailer5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm34%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Media Company14%
    Retailer7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise59%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
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    CircleCI is ranked 12th in Build Automation with 1 review while Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 27 reviews. CircleCI is rated 8.0, while Jenkins is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CircleCI writes "Beneficial automation workflow and valuable application standardization". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Jenkins writes "We can do whatever we want and customize as much as we wish to in any programming language". CircleCI is most compared with AWS CodePipeline, Tekton, GoCD, TeamCity and Harness, whereas Jenkins is most compared with Tekton, Bamboo, IBM Rational Build Forge, AWS CodePipeline and Microsoft Azure.

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