TeamCity Reviews

TeamCity is the #4 ranked solution of our top Build Automation tools. It's rated 4.3 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Jenkins - TeamCity vs Jenkins

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Tim Suchodolski
Real User
DevOps Enginee at Local Projects
Jul 03 2020

What is most valuable?

TeamCity is very useful due to the fact that it has a strong plug-in system. It's fantastic how simple it is to set up a pipeline. You don't need to be a technical user to understand the process and… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has been fantastic for our organization due to the fact that we do not need a designer having to build the product. We don't need to figure out how to deploy it either. It's created… more »

What needs improvement?

Harness stuck out to me due to the fact that it looked like testing and deployment was very simple and out of the box. TeamCity it definitely isn't plug and play. It's not a few clicks and you're… more »

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

The licensing costs depend on what you use the solution for, however, it's free to start and you get up to three agents for free. If you want to do more than a hundred builds or a hundred different… more »

What other advice do I have?

We're just a customer. We're using the most up to date version of the solution currently. TeamCity is our main continuous integration tool, however, it is deployments that we were looking into… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We're currently looking at Harness, which seems to have a few more out of the box features that we need, so we are considering either integrating the two together, or switching over entirely.
Steven Gomez
Real User
Lead Engineer at bioMerieux, Inc.
Jun 17 2019

What is most valuable?

TeamCity has a remote build feature that we have used to support legacy products (that use compilers that cannot run on current OS versions). Rather than having developers… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The flexibility of TeamCity allows it to fit in workflows that I have yet to imagine. As we learn how to configure the build processes to fit our needs, it will prove to… more »

What needs improvement?

Their online documentation is fairly extensive, but sometimes you can end up navigating in circles to find answers. I would like them (or partner with someone) to provide… more »

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

Jet Brains allows using their product at no charge, but with a cap on build agents, and the number of build configurations allowed, so you can explore the capabilities… more »

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

No, we were new to CI/CD.

What other advice do I have?

Wish the Tomcat server could magically convert to HTTPS (instead of the apparent default of HTTP). There are published works on using TeamCity (separate works by authors… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, considerations were given to open source products (Jenkins/Hudson, go.cd ...). It did not appear that any of the others considered could provide an equivalent of the… more »
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Alison Monteith
Real User
Snr. Devops Engineer at Deem
May 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are: * Build chains - it's really easy to set up all of your build dependencies * Snapshot dependencies and triggers - you always build the correct code as a snapshot is taken at the moment you run the build chain (i.e. no unexpected check-ins are included in your build!) * Templates - for setting standards and making the configuration easy and clean * Meta runners -… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It provides repeatable CI/CD throughout our company with lots of feedback on failures and successes to the intended audiences via email and Slack. This speeds up release cycles tremendously. Also, it helps when it comes to PCI/auditing (if set up correctly), as TeamCity has great security and tracking model.

What needs improvement?

It will benefit this solution if they keep up to date with other CI/CD systems out there. Although I think TeamCity has everything anyone would need, and covers almost every scenario, it needs to keep evolving just to appear to be in sync with others. Also, more marketing would be helpful just to get the word out on what an amazing product TeamCity is.
RalfRosen
Real User
Software Developer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Dec 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution is its easy configuration. It also has multiple plugins that can be used especially for building .net applications.

What needs improvement?

Some of the configurations have room for improvement. They are partly calling another tool via the command line and the parameters on the command line are occasionally hard to use. If there was more documentation that was easier to locate, it would be helpful for users.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd advise others that it's absolutely necessary to use an integration tool that can run integration tests. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

What is TeamCity?

TeamCity is a Continuous Integration and Deployment server that provides out-of-the-box continuous unit testing, code quality analysis, and early reporting on build problems. A simple installation process lets you deploy TeamCity and start improving your release management practices in a matter of minutes. TeamCity supports Java, .NET and Ruby development and integrates perfectly with major IDEs, version control systems, and issue tracking systems.

TeamCity customers

Toyota, Xerox, Apple, MIT, Volkswagen, HP, Twitter, Expedia

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