TeamCity Review

Automatic VCS Triggers, MSTest, and NUnit integration made our workflow much faster and efficient


What is most valuable?

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. 

How has it helped my organization?

Automatic VCS Triggers, MSTest, and NUnit integration made our workflow much faster and efficient. It just felt more mature and everything was working as we expected.

What needs improvement?

The upgrade process could be smoother. Upgrading major versions can often cause some pain.

For how long have I used the solution?

Three to five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We did not encounter any serious issues with stability so far.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability. When we needed more agents, we simply used pre-configured machines and quickly installed the agent on them.

How is customer service and technical support?

Great tech support with quick response times.

Which solutions did we use previously?

TFS, back at the time TFS carried too much overhead for us. So, we looked for a better solution out there. When we discovered TeamCity, it totally speeded up our workflow. TeamCity's configuration and ease of use are way better compared to TFS, which eventually saved us a lot of time. 

How was the initial setup?

One of the things I liked about TeamCity. It is very easy to install and maintain.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Start with the free tier for a few build configs and see how it works for you, then according to your scale find the enterprise license which fits you the most.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Jenkins, but it was not mature enough and did not meet our needs at that time.

What other advice do I have?

It really is dependent on your product needs. Do market research and see the pros and cons versus open source or any other solutions out there.

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