In a nutshell, Jenkins is the leading open-source automation server. Built with Java, it provides over 1700 plugins to support automating virtually anything, so that humans can actually spend their time doing things machines cannot.
What to Use Jenkins for and When to Use It
Use Jenkins to automate your development workflow so you can focus on work that matters most. Jenkins is commonly used for:
- Building projects
- Running tests to detect bugs and other issues as soon as they are introduced
- Static code analysis
Execute repetitive tasks, save time, and optimize your development process with Jenkins.
The Jenkins project provides official distributions as WAR files, Docker images, native packages and installers for platforms including several Linux distributions and Windows. See the Downloads page for references.
For all distributions Jenkins offers two release lines:
- Weekly - Frequent releases which include all new features, improvements, and bug fixes.
- Long-Term Support (LTS) - Older release line which gets periodically updated via bug fix backports.
Our latest and greatest source of Jenkins can be found on GitHub. Fork us!
Contributing to Jenkins
Follow the contributing guidelines if you want to propose a change in the Jenkins core. For more information about participating in the community and contributing to the Jenkins project, see this page.
Documentation for Jenkins core maintainers is in the maintainers guidelines.
News and Website
Jenkins is used by millions of users and thousands of companies. See adopters for the list of Jenkins adopters and their success stories.
Jenkins is licensed under the MIT License.