Jenkins is an award-winning, cross-platform, continuous integration and continuous delivery application that increases your productivity. Use Jenkins to build and test your software projects continuously making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build. It also allows you to continuously deliver your software by providing powerful ways to define your build pipelines and integrating with a large number of testing and deployment technologies.
Jenkins offers the following major features out of the box, and many more can be added through plugins:
Note that many links below refer to Hudson, the original name of Jenkins.
You can launch Jenkins with Java Web Start if you want to give it a test drive. Once it launches, visit http://localhost:8080/ in your browser to get to the dashboard. Any configuration that you do with this Jenkins instance will be stored in ~/.jenkins, so your data will survive a Jenkins process restart.
You have several options for downloading and installing Jenkins:
A lot of companies and organizations are using Jenkins. Most instances tend to run inside the firewall, but Google can tell you publicly visible instances. We also have some statistics collected from the anonymous usage survey here. The following case studies go into more detail how Jenkins is used:
Jenkins is distributed under the MIT License.
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