JetBrains Reviews

Aaron Lord
Real User
Web Developer and Software Architect at a tech vendor with 1-10 employees
Feb 25 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

How has it helped my organization?

Being the sole TDD developer in an organization is not enough if the rest of the team does not test as well. Using TeamCity and emailing everyone on fail is one way to emphasize the importance of testing code and showing management why taking... more»

What needs improvement?

Last time I used it, dotnet compilation had to be done via PowerShell scripts. There was actually a lot that had to be scripted. Whether to present an error code or just throw an exception, it was unclear, as well as having to paste a script... more»
Steven Gomez
User
Lead Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 15 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

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 be a significant time saver.

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 training classes to help newcomers get things up and running more quickly.

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