GoCD Review

Valuable: hackability, visual representation of build pipelines. Room for improvement: user management, documentation


Valuable Features

Hackability, visual representation of build pipelines, open source Apache License 2.0

Improvements to My Organization

Before implementing Go we used librarian-puppet to deploy code to different Puppet master servers. With Go we were able to automate that process, implement extra code checking functionality and get a nice visual view of our environments state.

Room for Improvement

User management, Documentation, Advanced GUI functionality.

Use of Solution

6 months

Deployment Issues

Nothing which was Go's fault.

Stability Issues

No stability issues.

Scalability Issues

We have just one Go server and haven't looked into scalability yet.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service:

We used the online community only and hence cannot comment on this.

Technical Support:

We used the online community only and hence cannot comment on this.

Previous Solutions

We used librarian-puppet. We switched because of greater automation, transparency and manageability of deploying our Puppet code through our environments.

Initial Setup

It was straightforward because there are online resources on how to do it.

Implementation Team

In-house team.

ROI

The product is free to use. In terms of value added it has more than achieved everything we wanted from it and more.

Pricing, Setup Cost and Licensing

Setup cost was 1 week's time of one of our team member.

Other Solutions Considered

Jenkins.

Other Advice

Try out alternatives and pick the one which fits you the best.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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