Codemagic vs. Jenkins

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Codemagic
Score 9.6 out of 10
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Codemagic is a developer's CI/CD tool for mobile app projects. Build Android, iOS, React Native, Ionic, Unity, and Flutter projects on Codemagic. Codemagic uses its own CLI tools under the hood to perform complicated tasks like code signing and distribution to the stores. These are open-sourced and available on Github. Codemagic offers pay as you go pricing for teams as well as an all-inclusive option with an unlimited plan (called the professional plan). Codemagic is used…
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Jenkins
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Jenkins is an open source automation server. Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. As an extensible automation server, Jenkins can be used as a simple CI server or turned into a continuous delivery hub for any project.N/A
Pricing
CodemagicJenkins
Editions & Modules
Linux Standard VM
$0.015 / minute
macOS Standard VM
$0.038 / minute
Linux Preium VM
$0.045 / minute
Windows Premium VM
$0.045 / minute
macOS premium VM
$0.095 / minute
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CodemagicJenkins
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsProfessional plans available for $299/month. Perfect for teams who need fixed costs. This includes: Unlimited premium macOS VM minutes Unlimited premium Linux VM minutes Unlimited premium Windows VM minutes Teams with unlimited users 3 concurrent builds In-app support
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Community Pulse
CodemagicJenkins
Top Pros

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Top Cons
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User Ratings
CodemagicJenkins
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(69 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
6.6
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
CodemagicJenkins
Likelihood to Recommend
Codemagic
For companies currently investing in Flutter app deployment, the CD/CI automation that Codemagic brings to the table is a game-changer. Its decision-making process needs to consider all the architecture in place and in a common scenario with other programming frameworks, the initial investments can seem high. In this sense, Flutter will reduce programming staff needs as you can attack multiple target environments and platforms easily, and at the same time the effort to get it working on app stores is now improved thanks to the focus Codemagic gave to support the FLutter community in targeting this solution to ease the process. If you invest in Flutter, you have to invest in Codemagic.
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Open Source
Jenkins is a highly customizable CI/CD tool with excellent community support. One can use Jenkins to build and deploy monolith services to microservices with ease. It can handle multiple "builds" per agent simultaneously, but the process can be resource hungry, and you need some impressive specs server for that. With Jenkins, you can automate almost any task. Also, as it is an open source, we can save a load of money by not spending on enterprise CI/CD tools.
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Pros
Codemagic
  • Flutter Apps
  • Deploy to appstores
  • Build test apps
  • Easy to scale up once ready
  • Has extra seats and team settings, through paid options, to support the prior.
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Open Source
  • Automated Builds: Jenkins is configured to monitor the version control system for new pull requests. Once a pull request is created, Jenkins automatically triggers a build process. It checks out the code, compiles it, and performs any necessary build steps specified in the configuration.
  • Unit Testing: Jenkins runs the suite of unit tests defined for the project. These tests verify the functionality of individual components and catch any regressions or errors. If any unit tests fail, Jenkins marks the build as unsuccessful, and the developer is notified to fix the issues.
  • Code Analysis: Jenkins integrates with code analysis tools like SonarQube or Checkstyle. It analyzes the code for quality, adherence to coding standards, and potential bugs or vulnerabilities. The results are reported back to the developer and the product review team for further inspection.
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Cons
Codemagic
  • One more seat available for free accounts, for the first year or trial.
  • Improved and simplified secrets management to avoid security leaks.
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Open Source
  • The UI could be slightly better, it feels kind of like the 90s, but it works well.
  • An easier way to filter jobs other than views on the dashboard.
  • An easier way to read the console logs when tests do fail.
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Usability
Codemagic
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Open Source
While the day to day use is very easy, the configuration and setting up of the system or new projects can be cumbersome.
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Performance
Codemagic
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Open Source
No, when we integrated this with GitHub, it becomes more easy and smart to manage and control our workforce. Our distributed workforce is now streamlined to a single bucket. All of our codes and production outputs are now automatically synced with all the workers. There are many cases when our in-house team makes changes in the release, our remote workers make another release with other environment variables. So it is better to get all of the work in control.
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Support Rating
Codemagic
I have used the Slack channel without any problems, and I have gained a lot of feedback from using this tool. I have also been invited to provide reviews for the app before but in an "informal" manner, and using their own channels via Slack.
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Open Source
There is a large development community - but it is shifting as people move towards other tools. A lot of companies still use Jenkins and will build propriety tools, which doesn't help any of the open-source community. Jenkins has a lot of help and support online, but other, more modern, alternatives will have better support for newer tech.
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Alternatives Considered
Codemagic
The steps to get Codemagic up and running are nothing compared to implementing a Jira solution and after using the CI/CD options it has enabled. For larger organizations that already have Jira, you might gain in the long run from features like automatic issue tracking and focused CI to remediate and test the apps. But if you are looking for true AGILE development, where you have teams that focus on value and need the CD process done easily, then Codemagic is a much better solution for emerging projects and companies to start.
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Open Source
Overall, Jenkins is the easiest platform for someone who has no experience to come in and use effectively. We can get a junior engineer into Jenkins, give them access, and point them in the right direction with minimal hand-holding. The competing products I have used (TravisCI/GitLab/Azure) provide other options but can obfuscate the process due to the lack of straightforward simplicity. In other areas (capability, power, customization), Jenkins keeps up with the competition and, in some areas, like customization, exceeds others.
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Return on Investment
Codemagic
  • Reduce steps and time to deploy flutter apps
  • Cost of build
  • Invest in other areas of the architectural process to enhance the products built.
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Open Source
  • Faster Time-to-Market: Jenkins automate the build, testing, and deployment process, enabling faster feedback and continuous improvement.
  • Improved Quality: Jenkins automatically run unit tests and integration tests, ensuring that code changes meet the necessary quality standards.
  • Cost Savings: Jenkins is an open-source tool that is free to use
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