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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Rational ClearCase

IBM Rational ClearCase might be better suited for a smaller / simpler code base. Larger code bases really slow it down... but then again there are better alternatives out there for source control
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Jenkins

Jenkins is open source, thus has a large number of plugins rolled out already. All major VCS, SCM, Git, and Maven applications support Jenkins. They even support Docker which is trending in DevOps nowadays. It has more than 50 APIs and plugins to work on. Thus, it is always appropriate to have Jenkins when you have a distributed workforce and to sync with everyone. To avoid synchronization problems in the distributed workforce and development, we use Jenkins. Code pushed to VCS can be built over another system so as to deploy in the production/release.
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Pros

IBM Rational ClearCase

  • Simple user interface.
  • When it works, it works.
  • Integrates well with Microsoft Visual Studios.
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Jenkins

  • Real-time deployment and synchronization.
  • Automated Test cases and debugging.
  • We really like the tool/plugin called Mailer.
  • Best for DevOps. Reduced builds and processing time.
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Cons

IBM Rational ClearCase

  • Extremely buggy.
  • Sometimes the repository gets locked for no reason.
  • Slow.
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Jenkins

  • Very un-intuitive UI can be very confusing for first-time users. It will take a decent amount of time to get any new users comfortable with using the tool
  • It is open-source, but because of this, there is not a lot of support out there for Jenkins-related issues. Because of the possibilities of Jenkins with plugins and customization, there is a decent chance any errors you encounter will be the first of their kind and will have to be solved by you and you alone.
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Usability

IBM Rational ClearCase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jenkins

Jenkins 5.1
Based on 2 answers
It's is fairly good but not perfect.
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Performance

IBM Rational ClearCase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jenkins

Jenkins 8.9
Based on 7 answers
Not the best UI or error notifications, but the customization and performance are unmatched. Its opensource nature is both a curse and a blessing and you'll have to weight the benefits when choosing your CTCI tool. For us, the stakes were never high enough that Jenkins couldn't do everything we wanted and more.
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Support

IBM Rational ClearCase

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Jenkins

Jenkins 4.0
Based on 1 answer
Forum posts are often unresponsed to for years.
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Alternatives Considered

IBM Rational ClearCase

GIT Stash is superior to IBM Rational ClearCase in many ways. Bundled with SourceTree, the UI is far more modernized and updated than IBM Rational ClearCase. Being able to visually see the individual branches that are created within the repository is much more straightforward than the versioning method of ClearCase. GIT also seems to be a lot faster when it comes to checking in/out code and creating the repository.
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Jenkins

Travis CI and AppVeyor are good services that provide rudimentary support for builds, but they focus on Linux/OSX and Windows respectively, meaning that cross-platform builds will need to use both services. They are free for open source projects on GitHub, so they are seen quite frequently in the wild. They're easy to use and do a great job for simple projects, but have limitations that quickly become apparent for larger projects. Out-of-the-box, there's a limited ecosystem of tools available on these systems, though for Linux builds on Travis, builds can be run inside a Docker container, yielding greater flexibility and reproducibility. Docker and Drone are great alternatives that are container-native technologies but they are Linux only.
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Return on Investment

IBM Rational ClearCase

  • Managed code versioning for many years.
  • Only one person can edit code at a time - slows processing down.
  • IBM is an expensive product to support.
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Jenkins

  • Jenkins allowed us to roll out a critical piece of our product which is a home-grown content build system. When changes are checked-in, Jenkins monitors these changes and allows content to be ready to push out when ready to go. This has allowed the CMS system to be sold to customers which offered a positive effect on ROI.
  • The only negative impact is that some processes can be quite technical to set up - leaving this task to only be completed by either IT or the development team.
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Pricing Details

IBM Rational ClearCase

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Jenkins

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

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