What is Hudson?

"Hudson is a web-based continuous integration (CI) tool written in Java."

Main users of Hudson are SMEs and large companies, as well as well-known brands, such as eBay, Hewlett-Packard, MySQL, JBoss, Xerox, Yahoo, LinkedIn, and Goldman-Sachs. It is known for ease of use and broad extensibility.

Continuous Integration means that members of software development team can integrate their work regularly several times per day.

As for Hudson, this tool is written in Java, and runs in a servlet container, such as Apache Tomcat or the GlassFish application server. However, it is not restricted to the Java world: Many companies use Hudson to automate their software development in C/C++, C#, PHP, Groovy, Scala, and many other languages.

Hudson is part of the open source Eclipse Foundation.


Hudson scored 72/100 in the IT Service Management (ITSM) category. This is based on user satisfaction (100/100), press buzz (54/100), recent user trends (falling), and other relevant information on Hudson gathered from around the web.

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Hudson Product Overview

  • Building/testing software projects continuously

  • Monitoring executions of externally-run jobs

  • Easy installation

  • Easy configuration

  • Change set support

  • Permanent links

  • RSS/E-mail/IM Integration

  • After-the-fact tagging

  • JUnit/TestNG test reporting

  • Distributed builds


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Software Buyer Guide 2018

IT Service Management (ITSM) Software Buyer Guide 2018

Product recommendations, vendor rankings, market overview and tips on how to select IT Service Management (ITSM) software for business. Published in December 2018.

Broadly, IT service management refers to the way in which IT services are planned and delivered to end users within an organization. This software category covers a wide range of products, with different products focusing on different aspects of ITSM, such ...

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Hudson Features

  • 2-Factor Authentication
  • Anti-Virus
  • API
  • Batch Permissions & Access
  • Contact Management
  • Customer Management
  • Data Export
  • Data Import
  • Email Integration
  • External Integrations
  • Google Apps Integration
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Password & Access Management
  • Project Management
  • Organization Management
  • Malware Protection
  • SAP Integration
  • Bug Tracking

Hudson FAQs

What platforms does Hudson support?

Hudson only needs a Java 6 or newer runtime. It can be installed on Unix/Linux and Windows.

Does Hudson offer an API?

Yes, Hudson offers REST API.

What is Hudson generally used for?

This service is used as a Continuous Integration (CI) tool.

Who are the main user groups of Hudson?

Main users of Hudson are SMEs and large companies, as well as big well-known brands, such as eBay, Hewlett-Packard, MySQL, JBoss, Xerox, Yahoo, LinkedIn, or Goldman-Sachs.

Does Hudson offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?

Yes.

Does Hudson offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?

Support: Technical questions / Support (via NNTP), Phone Support, Community Support, Documentation.

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