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13 Jenkins Alternatives for Continuous Integration

In our previous article , we discussed the most common problems with Jenkins  that made us search for an alternative. That’s why in this article, we’re offering a list of the most common Jenkins alternatives for continuous integration.

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13 Jenkins Alternatives for Continuous Integration

Jenkins Is Getting Old — It’s Time to Move On

By far, Jenkins is the most adopted tool for continuous integration, owning nearly 50% of the market share. As so many developers are using it, it has excellent community support, like no other Jenkins alternative. With that, it has more than 1,500 plugins available for continuous integration and delivery purposes.

We love and respect Jenkins. After all, it’s the first tool we encountered at the beginning of our automation careers. But as things are rapidly changing in the automation field, Jenkins is** left behind with his old approach**. Even though many developers and companies are using it, most of them aren’t happy with it. Having used it ourselves on previous projects, we quickly became frustrated by its lack of functionality, numerous maintenance issues, dependencies, and scaling problems.

We decided to investigate if other developers face the same problems and quickly saw the need to create a tool ourselves. We asked some developers at last year’s AWS Summit in Berlin about this. Most of them told us that they chose Jenkins because it’s free in the first place. However, many of them expressed interest in trying to use some other Jenkins alternative.

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Mikel  Okuneva

Mikel Okuneva

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13 Jenkins Alternatives for Continuous Integration

In our previous article , we discussed the most common problems with Jenkins  that made us search for an alternative. That’s why in this article, we’re offering a list of the most common Jenkins alternatives for continuous integration.

#uncategorized #ci/cd #ci/cd pipeline #continuous integration #gitlab ci #jenkins #jenkins alternatives

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13 Jenkins Alternatives for Continuous Integration

In our previous article, we discussed the most common problems with Jenkins that made us search for an alternative. That’s why in this article, we’re offering a list of the most common Jenkins alternatives for continuous integration.

BuildMaster

BuildMaster by Inedo is one of the Jenkins alternatives that enables developers to release software to any environment. Offering fully-functional continuous integration abilities for different platforms, the tool gives organizations the possibility to create their own self-service release management platforms. Teams can handle their own apps and deploy to their environments independently. What is more, it prevents the release of untested software with automated gates. Users are very happy with its simplicity, as you don’t have to be an expert to set up pipelines.

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Continuous Integration With Jenkins

Continuous Integration or CI is one of the most significant parts of DevOps. DevOps is the process of combining multiple pieces of code snippets. During software development, the codes of many developers work cumulatively to ensure built features. This processor code combination is a difficult task due to the involvement of thousands of code snippets from hundreds of developers.

Over time there have been many methods like nightly build and integration to Continuous Integration. Jenkins is just one of the most user-friendly environments set for Continuous Integration. Continuous Integration Jenkins is written in Java Programming Language.

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Integrating SonarQube with Jenkins

Welcome back to the second article in our #BacktoBasics series. As many of us already know, SonarQube is an open-source tool for continuous inspection of code quality. It performs static analysis of code, thus detecting bugs, code smells and security vulnerabilities. In addition, it also can report on the duplicate code, unit tests, code coverage and code complexities for multiple programming languages. Hence, in order to achieve Continuous Integration with fully automated code analysis, it is important to integrate SonarQube with CI tools such as Jenkins. Here, we are going to discuss integrating SonarQube with Jenkins to perform code analysis.

Running Jenkins and SonarQube on Docker

Enough on the introductions. Let’s jump into the configurations, shall we? First of all, let’s spin up Jenkins and SonarQube using Docker containers. Note that, we are going to use docker compose as it is an easy method to handle multiple services. Below is the content of the docker-compose.yml file which we are going to use.

docker-compose.yml file

version: '3'
services:
  sonarqube: 
    ports: 
      - '9000:9000' 
    volumes: 
      - 'E:\work\sonar\conf\:/opt/sonarqube/conf' 
      - 'E:\work\sonar\data\:/opt/sonarqube/data' 
      - 'E:\work\sonar\logs\:/opt/sonarqube/logs' 
      - 'E:\work\sonar\extensions\:/opt/sonarqube/extensions' 
    image: sonarqube
  jenkins:
    image: 'ravindranathbarathy/jenkins'
    volumes:
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
      - 'E:\work\jenkins_home\:/var/jenkins_home'  
    ports:
      - '8080:8080'
      - '5000:50000'
  jenkins-slave:
    container_name: jenkins-slave
    restart: always
    environment:
            - 'JENKINS_URL=http://jenkins:8080'
    image: kaviyakulothungan/jenkins-slave-node:v2
    volumes:
      - /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock
      - 'E:\work\jenkins_slave\:/home/jenkins'
    depends_on:
      - jenkins

docker-compose up is the command to run the docker-compose.yml file.

docker-compose command to spin up Jenkins and Sonarqube

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docker-compose up

Note: The _docker-compose_ command must be run from folder where the _docker-compose.yml_ file is placed

This file, when run, will automatically host the Jenkins listening on port 8080 along with a slave.

Jenkins Hosted on Docker

Jenkins hosted using Docker

The SonarQube will be hosted listening on port 9000.

SonarQube hosted on Docker

SonarQube hosted using Docker

Configuring Jenkins for SonarQube Analysis

In order to run the SonarQube analysis in Jenkins, there are few things we have to take care before creating the Jenkins job. First of all, we need to install the**_ ‘_SonarQube Scanner” plugin. For this, let’s go to Jenkins -> Manage Jenkins -> Manage Plugins. There, navigate to “Available” view and look for the plugin “SonarQube Scanner”. Select the plugin and click on “Install without restart**” and wait for the plugin to be installed.

Installing SonarQube Scanner Plugin

Installing SonarQube Scanner Plugin

Once the plugin is installed, we need to configure a few things in the Jenkins global configuration page.

For that, let’s click on Jenkins -> Manage Jenkins -> Configure System -> SonarQube Servers and fill in the required details.

SonarQube Server Configuration

SonarQube Server Configuration

Here,

  • Name: Anything meaningful. Eg. sonarqube
  • Server URL:
  • Server Authentication TokenRefer below

To get the server authentication token, login to SonarQube and go to Administration -> Security -> Users and then click on Tokens. There, Enter a Token name and click on Generate and copy the token value and paste it in the Jenkins field and then click on “Done”.

Creating Authorization Token

Creating Authorization Token

Finally, save the Jenkins Global configurations by clicking on the “Save” icon.

There is one last configuration which has to be set up. In order to run SonarQube scan for our project, we need to install and configure the SonarQube scanner in our Jenkins. For that, let’s go to Manage Jenkins -> Global Tool Configuration -> SonarQube Scanner -> SonarQube Scanner installations. Enter any meaningful name under the Name field and select an appropriate method in which you want to install this tool in Jenkins. Here, we are going to select “Install automatically” option. Then, click on “Save”.

SonarQube Scanner Configuration in Jenkins

SonarQube Scanner Configuration in Jenkins

Creating and Configuring Jenkins Pipeline Job

Since we are all set with the global configurations, let’s now create a Jenkins Pipeline Job for a simple node.js application for which code analysis will be done by SonarQube.

For that, let’s click on “New Item” in Jenkins home page and enter the job name as “sonarqube_test_pipeline” and then select the “Pipeline” option and then click on “OK”.

Creating Jenkins Pipeline job

Creating Jenkins Pipeline job

Now, inside the job configuration, let’s go to the Pipeline step and select Pipeline Script from SCM and then select Git and enter the Repository URL and then save the job.

Pipeline Job Configuration

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