Jenkins - Free Deployment Tool

Jenkins Free Deployment Tool

Automate Software Building And Deployment With Jenkins

Build code, run tests and deploy software with free and open source Java based deployment tool. Enables software teams to automate development workflow.

 

Jenkins is one of the leading open source automation server. It is 100% free deployment tool that supports (CI) continuous integration and (CD) continuous deployment features. Jenkins comes with a wide range of plugins for building, deploying, and automating software. It is a robust, reliable, and extensible deployment tool. Jenkins uses Master-Slave architecture. This allows software teams to run multiple builds and tests for software simultaneously.

Jenkins has a highly secured mechanism to ensure that users can protect their automation infrastructure accurately. User access control is the key component of Jenkins that supports authentication and authorization schemes. Moreover, access control can be extended by installing third-party plugins. Pipeline support is another wonderful feature. The Pipeline is a collection of plugins that allows continuous delivery pipelines to be incorporated and integrated into Jenkins. The pipeline generates code, performs tests, and deploys a new version of the application securely.

This free deployment tool is written in Java. Jenkins has detailed documentation for administrators, developers, and end-users. Moreover, Jenkins source code is available at GitHub and release with MIT License.

System Requirements

Requirements to setup Jenkins include:

  • OpenJDK JDK / JRE 8 or OpenJDK JDK / JRE 11

Features

Jenkins has an excellent feature list and some of them are:

  • Free and open source
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Simple and easy-to-use user interface
  • Easy installation and configuration
  • Supports plugins
  • Extensible with third-party plugins
  • Supports distributed builds
  • Build status notifications
  • Supports build pipelines
  • Monitoring external jobs

Installation Instructions

Installing using Ubuntu

Add the repository key to the system.

wget -q -O - http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian/jenkins-ci.org.key | sudo apt-key add -

Run the following command to add repository to the list.

sudo sh -c 'echo deb http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/debian-stable binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'

Run below command to update the repositories.

sudo apt update

Install Jenkins.

sudo apt install jenkins

Start Jenkins service.

sudo systemctl start jenkins

Open the site http://your_server_ip_or_domain:8080 and follow installation wizard.