Jenkins popular not only with Java developers
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) operator CloudBees has released the results of a survey that was conducted last October among the users of the Jenkins continuous integration system. Jenkins was forked from Hudson after Hudson creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi left Oracle in 2010; the developer now works for CloudBees.
The survey found that, although Jenkins is suitable for businesses of any size, it is mainly used in companies with more than 10 developers (77%). Jenkins is only rarely used in larger companies with more than 500 developers; 6% of users said that they work in a company of that size. No less than 11% of survey participants replied that they have written a plugin for Jenkins, which points towards an active community.
The system's increasing popularity is also evident from the rising number of installations. The number of Jenkins installations increased by 66% to just over 53,000 installations within a year. 160 new plugins were created in the same time; the total number of plugins at the time of the survey was 636.