Build Automation Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
Steven Gomez says in a TeamCity review
Lead Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
I have not yet implemented the remote build feature, but this will be a big plus. We want to be able to build legacy products on a build agent without developers needing to have obsolete tool sets installed on their local PC. View full review »
Aaron Lord says in a TeamCity review
Web Developer and Software Architect at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
The three best features are the following: * Automated builds triggered on check-in * Execution of unit tests with code coverage reports * Automated deployment to various environments. View full review »
Suresh Gururajan says in a CircleCI review
Full Stack Bot Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Some of the most valuable features include container-based builds, integration with Bit Bucket (which our organization uses) and being able to store artifacts. In addition, it has the facility to encrypt environment variables, setup SSH into the build environment, clear caches and, most importantly, is the ability to configure a Circle.yml file which is easy to understand for most users who are not in DevOps, but also for developers. View full review »
Amit Cohen says in a TeamCity review
DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
VCS Trigger: Provides excellent source control support. Able to customize a feature with the specific conditions we want. For example, if we wanted only a specific branch to trigger a build, we can do that. View full review »
Michelle XIE says in a Jenkins review
Senior Automation Test Developer/Automation Test Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jenkins: pipeline/delivery pipeline and we can use shell script in the configuration. Jenkins has a lot of plugins. TeamCity: We can run automaton tests. View full review »
Aimee White says in a CloudBees review
Website and EComm at a local government with 10,001+ employees
* Ease of access control (granular) * Scalability * Analytics View full review »
SeniorSofcae says in a CloudBees review
Senior Solutions Architect at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
All its technical features are valuable, but we could do 90 percent of those with Jenkins. The difference with CloudBees is when one of those features doesn't work, we can't figure it out, or it doesn't work the way we expect to there is somebody that we can contact who can make it work. View full review »
Lester Mead says in a CloudBees review
Cloud Engineer Specialist at Ameren Corporation
The product is all-in-one. It is based on Kubernetes, and we will be going to cluster, which is better. View full review »
LeadDevO65cb says in a CloudBees review
Lead DevOps Architect at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
The ease of use as far as getting it up and running, especially now that we have hundreds of applications wanting to go online and wanting their own built. We simply hand clients a CloudFormation template, and say, "Here is your account. We put the restrictions on your account. You can take care of yourself. If you don't like it, we will destroy and rebuild it." This allows us to focus on working with the developer on developer issues, not having to sit there and work through all the problems which come with setting up a pipeline, then setting up a Jenkins server, setting up GitHub hooks, and setting up everything else. It has helped us to really simplify our process. View full review »
DevOpsMa22d9 says in a CloudBees review
DevOps Manager at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
* It has a wide variety of plugins. * It has a good reporting solution. View full review »
CEO2961 says in a CloudBees review
CEO at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* Its scalability. * Ease of use. * The community and support available for it. Its ability to recreate our entire Jenkins environment, jobs, and seed jobs from code. Therefore, I could lose my entire Jenkins infrastructure all at once, and it could reconstitute the entire environment directly from code. View full review »
SrSystem0d4c says in a CloudBees review
Senior Systems Engineer at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
* Its integration with Slack. * Its integration with Git and GitHub. * The automated scheduling. * I like the script on AWS WorkSpaces. * It makes my job easier and does things that I don't have to do. The product is pretty well-integrated with the above products and our own platform. View full review »
ProjectA10de says in a CloudBees review
Project Architect at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
It works. It has easy connectivity for getting our pipelines into the cloud on AWS. We have no complaints, as it has always done what we wanted it to do. View full review »
Hamzah Mirza says in a CloudBees review
CI/CD Engineer at a insurance company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Their plugin support is its most valuable feature. Since it is open source, having a company backing these plugins and supporting them all the way throughout their lifecycle makes it easier for us to use it. View full review »
Alex Mesfin says in a Jenkins review
dev app engineer
Steve Buttler says in a Shippable review
DevOps Lead at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Testing against multiple run times, versions, and environments is a plus point with the additional pipelines making it more interesting to see what is happening across your development process in a single pane of glass. View full review »
Axblade says in a Jenkins review
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
* Configuration management: It is so easy to configure a Jenkins instance. Migrate configuration to a new environment just by copying XML files and setting up new nodes. * Programmable pipelines: In recent versions, Jenkins has a Groovy Sandbox where build scripts execute. I have never seen that powerful a tool in CI solutions yet. On other platforms you can use shell scripts, but Jenkins' solution is much better in terms of readability and portability. And given that you can create your own libraries for the Jenkins Pipelines, it becomes much more powerful and DRYer, simplifying work of DevOps and build engineers. * Brand new Blue Ocean UI: Jenkins used to have a pretty outdated UI. Now, you can use the Blue Ocean plugin to make it nice, clean, and modern-looking. Also, it has very good integration with Pipelines (basically it is built to use Pipelines). View full review »
Michael Savisko says in a GNU Make review
Senior Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Building projects. View full review »
Alexander Melnyk says in a GNU Make review
Software Engineer at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Lack of any GUI, full-featured declarative syntax, wide adoption. Makefiles are extremely easy to work with using any preferred editor. GNU Make can be run directly from the terminal, not requiring any time wasted on clicking. Full-featured syntax allows building strategies as simple or as complex as one wishes, and declarative approach fits the task really well. Wide adoption also means that everybody knows what GNU Make is and how to use it. View full review »
Ilya Lvov says in a Jenkins review
QA Automation Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
In Jenkins v.2, the most useful feature is the Pipeline plugin. The reason why I think so is that you can build your own workflow with Groove and the plugin has many useful features like parallel executing, running commands, etc. and even imagine implementing your own features on Groove. View full review »
it_user453117 says in a Jenkins review
System Administrator at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
* Customization * Automation It's very useful when you want to automate different processes from beginning to end. View full review »
Bibhu Ashis Jena says in a Jenkins review
Software Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
* Continuous Integration. Jenkins can integrate with almost any systems used for application development and testing, with its plugins. * It is open source and can be hosted on-premise. * Because of its wide usage and support forums, one can easily find solutions to any issues they might face. View full review »
Karan Gurnani says in a TeamCity review
Software Tools Developer II at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
* Templates * Meta-runners * Plugins * Multiple version control system support * REST API support View full review »
Software2d0b says in a TeamCity review
Software Engineer with 501-1,000 employees
* Good visualization of builds * Easy configuration * Good integration with IDE and JetBrains products View full review »
Continuo70c4 says in a Jenkins review
Continuous Integration EngineerĀ 
* Continuous build and testing * Distributed execution of build and test jobs It is essential for software development and team collaboration. Without this tool, we would be helpless. View full review »

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