I'm coming from Ops and I don't have a heavy software engineering background. In Jenkins, what is a "build" exactly and why is it named such? When I build a shell/powershell script, I'm not really compiling anything, am I? Then why is Jenkins "building" the source code. I thought building from source to binary is for compiled languages, unless Jenkis is using the word "build" in a more generic manner.
Please help me understand what's going on objectively.