Jenkins refers to the open-source integration software tool that was created
using the Java language. The software tests, analyses and reports on the
isolated changes within a large code base- all within real time.
This software is particularly useful for developers to allow them to analyse their product, looking for defects in the code to fix and allows them to automate testing within the design process. It is trademarked under the Oracle company, and regular meetings are conducted between the developing community and the governing body to discuss the software.
This software has developed rapidly since its creation; to begin with, daily builds were industry standard. Nowadays, developers within a team will submit their work on a daily basis, and even more frequently if required, to allow the build to be created periodically, with each little significant change added in small bulks.
This process offers a wealth of benefits for the developers who use it. Such benefits include continuous feedback on software status, allowing for defects to be detected early in the development stage and allows for the problem to be fixed relatively easy before turning into a bigger issue.
Jobs that use Jenkins: