What is Jenkins?

Jenkins is an open-source automation tool written in Java with plugins built for Continuous Integration purposes. Jenkins integrates development life-cycle processes of all kinds, including build, document, test, package, stage, deploy, static analysis, and much more. Typically, Jenkins is used 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. Jenkins also allows you to continuously deliver your software by integrating with a large number of testing and deployment technologies.

Jenkins supports Master-Slave architecture that allows software companies to automate multiple tasks that require different machines and resources for different purposes. With Jenkins, software companies can accelerate their software development process, as Jenkins can automate build and test at a rapid rate. This makes the Jenkins very popular around the world and grow day by day.