Best alternatives to Jenkins for continuous integration and development

Some alternatives to the popular DevOps tool Jenkins, both open source and proprietary


As an increasing number of organisations move towards a DevOps culture, Jenkins has proved itself to be popular continuous integration software for developers since being spun out of the Hudson project at Sun Microsystems in 2011. However it can sometimes prove unwieldy, and a new breed of tools are starting to emerge to challenge the incumbent in the space.

In short, continuous integration software allows developers to find and solve defects in a code base and automate some testing to speed up deployments.

There are plenty of alternatives to the open-source Jenkins software, including some proprietary options as well as alternatives on open source licenses. 

Our top picks are:

- CircleCI
- Atlassian Bamboo
- Harness

Read on for the full list.