Who Uses This Software?

Thousands of leading companies from startups to Fortune 10's including Kickstarter, Facebook, Spotify and Heroku trust CircleCI to automate their testing and development cycle.


Average Ratings

17 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $50.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    The first container is free + each additional container is $50/month.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • CircleCI
  • circleci.com/
  • Founded 2011
  • United States

About CircleCI

CircleCI helps software teams rapidly build code they trust. Thousands of technology-driven companies rely on CircleCI's modern continuous integration and delivery platform to automate the build, test, and deploy processes. CircleCI empowers developers to focus exclusively on creating business value fast.


CircleCI Features

  • Access Control
  • Code Assistance
  • Collaboration
  • Debugging
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Mobile Development
  • Software Development
  • Testing Management
  • Version Control
  • Web Development

CircleCI Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Easy to use and powerful

Nov 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Super easy configuration and initial setup. Powerful features like running steps of build/testing process in parallel. CircleCI is our teams core safety net for catching bugs and deploying safely, often.

Cons: Not a lot to dislike. Sometimes the interface changes and buttons that you used to expect to be there (like the one for rebuild with out cache) disappear. Hopefully there will be fewer of these unexpected changes as 2.0 becomes more mature.

try building it manually

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: automated testing, building and deploying really helped or project in reaching maximum velocity for the scrum teams

Cons: What I least like about Circle CI is the slow learning curve for some of the programmers so that they are able to make a build and deploy script themselves

Has to be on your stack!

Nov 09, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Fast, seamlessly, easy to implement. Well documented. Docker support is great when using container based builds Competitive pricing and free tier

Cons: Poor slack notification support It can be slow sometimes Additional containers are a bit pricey yaml format is strange

Ease of use and fast

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Realy fast, and requires almost none configuration to get going, I didn't know much about it at the start, but then o learned a lot very fast.

Cons: People do not get its importance at first, it's a real pain to make them understand why should them to spend time on this sort of thing.

I love CI about as much as Circle does

Oct 30, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The simplicity of configuration is unparalleled. We use CI on new projects day one. The ease of use, and setup, is definitely what keeps us coming back.

Cons: Lack of tools for multi project repos. We would love to keep our front and back-end code together in one repo while splitting the CI for them. So, it'd be great if we could run two builds separately based on the same repo.

My experience using Circle CI

Sep 21, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Awesome UI/UX. Excellent customer service support and ease of use. There is also a constant update on the product based on feedback which is not common with most products.

Cons: The developer community of Circle CI is not so strong compared to some other product. The have taken feedback on this and are already improving it.

Introduced Circle CI 2.0 (Beta)

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: - Workflows is great tool for enabling parallel tasks - deep customization for cache controls - easily introduced deploy workflows

Cons: - config file tends to get verbose and too long ( I want to have some ways to separate concerns among some jobs)

Very Good

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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Pros: CircleCI is a very good tool that comes with a very nice UI. In addition it is pretty intuitive to use.

Cons: Maybe the free plan could be enhanced for young start-ups as they often try to cut costs everywhere.

Good and solid product

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Support for OSX environment and Docker platform, very fast builds, advanced cache, up to date software. Web UI is not so bad, but i love the simplicity and configuration possibilities, that eg. Semaphore CI provides

Excellent Service. A tool that can not be present on your stack.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Fast, seamlessly, easy to implement. Well documented. Move from 1.0 to 2.0 was a piece of cake with a ton of improvements.

Cons: We are still fighting to get docker-compose to support cache but we know how hard is to enable caching on docker layers.

If you haven't tried it, you need to

Aug 31, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: generous free plans for open source projects easy to set up plenty of features plenty of customization runs quick

Cons: Additional containers are a bit pricey. There are other services offering similar products at much lower prices.

An amazing product that revolutionized our testing and deployment processes!

Aug 28, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: CircleCI does everything we want in a CI product, and it works in the way that we want to use it (which is visiting the CircleCI user interface as little as possible). It offers very solid integrations with other services (such as Slack and GitHub) and it works well for managing an entire team's projects without getting too cluttered.

Cons: It can be slow. Especially if you don't have a lot of parallelism, but even sometimes if you do, it can take a couple of minutes just to deploy minor changes sometimes. This isn't much of a problem in reality, it just means you might need a different approach to your deployment process (one that doesn't require you to sit and wait for CircleCI to run before you move on).

Novice review

Aug 26, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use and the extensibility of having your tests ran upon pushing without having to configure the .yml file to find tests.

Cons: The biggest con of the software would have to be the initial documentation on how to set up. This can get kind of confusing.

One of the best CI tools available

Jul 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy to configure via a YAML file
Sends email notifications without the use of external services
Not only runs our tests, but also triggers our deployments

Cons: Proactive communication about updates and breaking changes
Questions to account rep can sometimes take too long (for us -- > 1 day) to respond

Overall: Full customization and scripting abilities. Using tools like bash scripts, SSH, and Node, running almost anything upon committing some code to GitHub becomes possible.
Integration with all of our favorite services. GitHub and Slack in particular are crucial to our business and CircleCI's integration is seamless and full-featured.

Continuously improving over the years

Jul 11, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Responsive support, much faster builds now I can easily parallelize things with Workflows 2.0. Very easily integrated with GitHub and other code-quality services. Able to build in macOS if necessary.

Cons: I would like the ability to specify resources available to a machine, fine to charge more for this feature. I would like to use Workflows 2.0 with macOS builds. It would also be great to be able to specify which docker images are cached on all executors, fine to charge more for this feature.

Best CI I've ever used

Jun 28, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: -Docker support is great when using container based builds -Competitive pricing and free tier -Snappy / Responsive UI

Cons: -2.0 is missing features in 1.0 -Poor slack notification support -yml format is strange. More complex commands can be very ugly

Nov 02, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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