It is an open-source automation server. It is a preferred CI/CD tool by early-stage startups, allowing for the automated deployment of applications to various environments.
Since 2011, Jenkins has been available and has been widely adopted as a popular CI/CD tool in the industry.
It is written in Java and can run on multiple operating systems, including Windows, macOS, and Unix-like systems.
As Jenkins supports pipeline stage visualization, it makes understanding the build progress and status easier.
It has a rich plugin ecosystem and has 1500+ plugins available that enable users to extend its functionality.
Jenkins can be integrated with popular cloud platforms such as Amazon EC2, Google Cloud, VMWare vSphere, Digital Ocean, and more.