What is Jenkins?
Jenkins is a popular open-source automation server that is used for building, testing, and deploying software applications. It was originally created in 2004 as an extension to the Hudson project and is now maintained by the Jenkins community. Jenkins provides a wide range of features, including continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment, allowing developers to automate various tasks such as building and testing code, deploying applications to production, and monitoring their performance.
Jenkins is highly extensible, with a large and active community of developers who contribute to its development and provide a variety of plugins that can be used to extend its functionality. Jenkins can be installed on a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, and macOS, and is widely used in the software development industry.