Case Study: Industry use cases of Jenkins

✍What is Jenkins ?

Jenkins can be termed as an automation tool that is used by DevOps teams looking to bring continuous integration into their projects. It is open-source software that is built in Java. It is used through the lifecycle of software development.

✍How does continuous integration work ?

Continuous integration (CI) is an integral part of the software development process. It can consist of a number of different tasks, including the use of unique functionality in the repository, feature development, and bug fixes amongst others.

✍ Listed below are common CI practices :

  1. Regular code committing

✨Lead time✨:

Early feedback and build/test automation help decrease the time it takes to go from code committed to code successfully running in production.

✨Deployment frequency✨:

Automated build and test is a pre-requisite to automated deploy.

✨Time to restore service✨:

Automated pipelines enable fixes to be deployed to production faster reducing Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR)

✨Change failure rate✨:

Early automated testing greatly reduced the number of defects that make their way out to production.

✍How does continuous delivery work?

Continuous delivery is a part of the software development process that enables you to go ahead with development in such a manner that we are always ready to release the software to production.

✍How can continuous delivery be achieved ?

The first requirement is that the software should be already undergoing continuous integration. The development team should then build the executables and perform tests on them to detect errors or bugs.

✍How does Jenkins work?

Jenkins is a Continuous Integration tool. In the development process a number of different tasks including unique functionality in the repository, feature development, and bug fixes. Jenkins is useful in identifying the issue and fix it quickly.

  1. Build staging
  2. A build machine dedicated to the integration
  3. Continuous feedback
  4. Developer test categorization

✍Advantage of Jenkins

  • Jenkins is an open-source tool that is extremely easy to install and use.
  • It is free and available for all the platforms like Windows, macOS, Linux, and others.
  • It has great community support
  • It has 1000+ plugins to ease your work.
  • You can also code the plugin and provide that to the community.
  • It is build using Java hence it is portable with all the major platforms.
  • Due to CI/CD, it detects errors quickly and that saves the time of developer as well.

✍Jenkins Case Study: Avoris Travel

Reinventing travel with an inventive technology platform :

👉Avoris. Reinventing Travel :

Ávoris is an innovative project, open to new ideas, driven by digital transformation, committed to excellence and quality, and the undisputed protagonist of the current tourism universe.

A use case for acceleration while reducing build times by more than half

👉Challenge:

With over 200 developers relying on the company’s infrastructure, they needed a secure, easily customizable, and powerful CI/CD platform.

👉Solution:

Avoris Travel, a unique travel company seeking to reinvent the travel industry, relies on an equally inventive technology platform fueled by Jenkins.

👉Results:

  1. reduced build times over 50% with the flexibility of Jenkins plugins.
  2. increased the speed of delivery with Jenkins Pipelines.
  3. Much less problematic and simple deployments for the team.
  4. scalable infrastructure supporting 675 agencies and over 2.8 million international consumers.

✍Conclusion :

This blog provides a sound idea of how Jenkins works and how it can be used for implementing different project ideas using CI/CD and also its use-cases.