In a nutshell, Jenkins is the leading open-source automation server. Built with Java, it provides over 1000 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.
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