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Real User
Full Stack Bot Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 16 2018

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The first thing that comes to mind is the ability to automate the build process in a seamless way and run workflows effortlessly. It supports parallel builds so it can scale well. Also, it covers the… more»

What needs improvement?

Integration with Microsoft Azure is one area for improvement. Azure is growing in its user base, and supports various cloud infrastructure components such as Service Fabric, App Service, etc. Some of… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we were using manual deployment, which was error-prone and subject to a lot of steps. Some other products, such as VSTS build services were either too expensive or too difficult to… more»

What other advice do I have?

I rate the product as a nine out of 10 because it is intuitive, easy to configure using the Circle.yml file, and supports container-based builds. I’m taking off one point out of 10 only because, at… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Jenkins.
Real User
Senior Automation Test Developer/Automation Test Architect at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
May 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Since I am an automation developer, I use selenium a lot. It is quite easy to run the tests in circleCI. Without using browserstack or saucelabs or xvfb, circleCI pre-installed chrome/chrome driver… more»

How has it helped my organization?

save our money for buying plans of browserstack or sauce labs save our time, do not need to setup our own xvfb, selenium grid or other stuff.

What needs improvement?

1. The feature of building CD pipeline as Jenkins: I confirmed with circleCI, this is in their to-do list 2. customized view of the pipeline and builds. 3. different triggers for the build, not only… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Since it was quite easy to set up the build/job in circleCI.

What other advice do I have?

AWS provides more options with Jenkins. Jenkins has plugins to work with AWS. And they are able to achieve more complicated tasks. Such as triggers.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Jenkins and AWS.

What is CircleCI?

CircleCI's continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. CircleCI offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp quickly, scale easily, and build confidently every day.
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Shopify, Zenefits, Concur Technologies, CyberAgent
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