GitLab CI/CD vs Jenkins. Which tool to choose?

Gitlab CI/CD

GitLab CI / CD is one of the newest and most loved tools for DevOps engineers. This free, open-source tool is built into the GitLab version control system. The GitLab platform has a community version; it supports repositories, tools for tracking issues, organizing code reviews, and mechanisms focused on creating documentation. Companies can install GitLab locally, linking it to Active Directory and LDAP servers for secure user authorization and authentication.


An extensible open-source solution for automating deployment. Jenkins is written in Java and also runs under the MIT license. It has a rich set of features to automate building, testing, deploying, integrating, and releasing software.

Let’s summarize

Both Jenkins and GitLab CI / CD have strengths and weaknesses. The answer to the question of what to choose depends on a particular project’s needs and characteristics. Each of the CI / CD tools reviewed today differs in certain features, although these tools have been created to solve the same problem. Wherein Jenkins is a stand-alone tool, while GitLab CI / CD is part of a code collaboration framework.



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