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"Permission separations mean that we can grant limited permissions for each team or team member."

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"This is a great integration tool and very powerful.""The most valuable aspect of Jenkins is pipeline customization. Jenkins provides a declarative pipeline as well as a scripted pipeline. The scripted pipeline uses a programming language. You can customize it to your needs, so we use Jenkins because other solutions like Travis and Spinnaker don't allow much customization.""Has enabled full automation of the company.""It is easy to use.""The auto-schedule feature is valuable. Another valuable feature is that Jenkins does not trigger a build when there is no change in any of the systems. Jenkins also supports most of the open-source plug-ins.""Very easy to understand for newcomers.""Jenkins is very stable.""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."

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"The documentation really should be improved by including real examples and more setup cases."

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"Logging could be improved to offer a clearer view.""It could be cheaper.""Its schedule builds need improvement. It should have scheduling features in the platform rather than using external plug-ins.""The solution could improve by having more advanced integrations.""The scriptwriting process could be improved in this solution in the future.""UI is quite outdated.""The documentation could be more friendly, and more examples of how to use it.""A more user-friendly UI for creating pipelines would be helpful."

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  • "It's an open-source and free tool."
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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."
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    Also Known As
    Adaptive ALM, Thoughtworks Go
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    GoCD is an open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks. GoCD offers businesses a first-class build and deployment engine for complete control and visibility. It was designed for continuous delivery and the concepts essential to this practice are built in at the core.

    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
    Ancestry.com, Barclay Card, AutoTrader, BT Financial Group, Gamesys, Nike, Vodafone, Haufe Lexware, Medidata, Hoovers
    Airial, Clarus Financial Technology, cubetutor, Metawidget, mysocio, namma, silverpeas, Sokkva, So Rave, tagzbox
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Financial Services Firm33%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Media Company19%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    GoCD is ranked 7th in Build Automation with 1 review while Jenkins is ranked 2nd in Build Automation with 14 reviews. GoCD is rated 8.0, while Jenkins is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of GoCD writes "User-friendly interface, good integration with LDAP, and has an easily-extendable open architecture". 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". GoCD is most compared with GitLab, CircleCI, Tekton, Microsoft Azure DevOps and Harness, whereas Jenkins is most compared with Tekton, Harness, TeamCity, IBM Rational Build Forge and AWS CodePipeline.

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