Jenkins vs. Visual Studio App Center

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Jenkins
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
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
Visual Studio App Center
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Visual Studio App Center, or just App Center available from Microsoft's Azure, is a solution used to build, test, release, and monitor mobile and desktop apps. When creating apps for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows, App Center allows users to automate build, test, and distribution pipelines, as well as continuously monitor real-time performance.
$40
per month per build concurrency
Pricing
JenkinsVisual Studio App Center
Editions & Modules
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Builds
$40
per month per build concurrency
Standard Test Plan
$99
per month per build concurrency
Enterprise Test Plan
$499
per month per build concurrency
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
JenkinsVisual Studio App Center
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
JenkinsVisual Studio App Center
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Best Alternatives
JenkinsVisual Studio App Center
Small Businesses
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
Docker
Docker
Score 9.1 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
GitLab
GitLab
Score 8.9 out of 10
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
JenkinsVisual Studio App Center
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(69 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
5.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.9
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.6
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
JenkinsVisual Studio App Center
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Microsoft
Honestly, it's an all around solution that needs some enhancements. Need to build an app, check! Need to test that app, check! Need to debug that app, check! Visual Studio App Center is a well rounded platform for multiple types of builds and services.
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Pros
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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Microsoft
  • It supplies the right native integration for test cases both IOS and Android
  • Constant device updates means you are working with the right builds to support product use cases
  • Excels in automated test cases that are easy to implement, monitor, and digest results
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Cons
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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Microsoft
  • Webview support was lacking
  • User management seems a bit disconnected from the standard Microsoft ecosystem. Almost feels like you are managing local users and sharing access more than an enterprise solution
  • Price could be better
  • Buggy on some of the latest versions of windows
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Usability
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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Performance
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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Microsoft
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Microsoft
The biggest benefit is in integrations and plug-ins, as well as the fact that it's not open source. I know open source is popular, but we have all been on the downside of open source and waiting for things to be voted up or a contribution to fix an issue. This alone makes VSAC a nice solution! Plus, it comes with a complete IDE integration of services, documentation, and is light weight
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Return on Investment
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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Microsoft
  • Cut down on time to delivery enhancements and overall builds to users
  • Helps test new proposed releases with ease
  • Cuts down on local build issues as it does do a good job with local development environments as well
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