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

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

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $50.00/month
    See pricing details
  • Pricing Details
    The first container is free + each additional container is $50/month.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
  • 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
  • Build Log
  • Change Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Debugging
  • Permission Management
  • Quality Assurance Management
  • Testing Management

CircleCI Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra-loader

My favourite tool for continuous integration :)

May 22, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy to setup. It can do very fast parallel testing. I find UI of it clear and easy to use. it provide integration of many app like GitHub. it supports 8 languages and 16 databases and it also supports Headless browser.

Cons: it Does not cache docker images. Docker is way outdated on the VM provided. Other than that i don't find any problem with it. I think it is best

Fantastic build environment for linux based systems

May 18, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: Easy to set up, fast, pleasant UI and UX. Tight github integration is critical for teams that move fast.

Cons: No .NET support. By not having windows support there are projects that cannot leverage CircleCI and must move to an alternative.

CircleCI will save you a lot of times and hard work

May 12, 2018
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 is very easy to use and is an excellent tool for general CI / CD. It integrates well with GitHub, runs your tests and gives you the ability to deploy when your tests succeed on a particular branch. CircleCI is great for any software development organization with a large or complex set of automated tests, especially with cloud services for most development processes. This is an excellent service with a good support and large community.

Cons: It would be nice to indicate different versions of PHP for testing and setting parameters for each. Thus, we can test our current production version, which must pass before deployment, and also test a new version of PHP, if we plan to go to it.

Great CI integration services

Apr 26, 2018
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: The best feature that CircleCI offers is the low set-up integration with GitHub allowing me to start using it in a few minutes.

Cons: I don't think there is anything in particular that I dislike about CircleCI, maybe the price could be a bit better?

CircleCI for build/deployment

Apr 24, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It helps me to analyze all build quickly in real time. It is pretty simple to configure, setup and use. It has a pretty good integration with various remote repositories and it can run tests and give you results.

Cons: The learning curve is steep for some developers. It has two versions of the software, which sometimes makes it difficult to manage.

Fantastic CI solution

Apr 17, 2018
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: The big plus is that this software works well with all the tools that modern developers use. The workflow script and the ability to run various test suites, or test types in one repository are fantastic. I like a lot of options to improve the configuration. Also great is that there is fast email support. Using CircleCI allows us to focus on our application development. It helps us to commit a simple config file to Git that controls the way that our software gets deployed.

Cons: What I like least about CircleCI is the slow learning curve for some programmers so that they can create the build and deployment script themselves. Lack of tools for really large projects.

Have more of free time thanks to automatization

Apr 12, 2018
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: At my mind, the main goal to which need to aspire every businessman is automatization of his business. To do that you need CircleCI. This tool helps me and my partner significantly normalize the development process and gave us more free time for our hobbies. The business problem that we solved with the software is the exact problem that I mentioned before. It is automatization, maybe I talk about it too much but it is justified. We tried to automatize our business by hiring some new employees but unfortunately, it was not as effective as CircleCI.

Cons: I don¿t really like the idea of two versions of the software. In case of CircleCI, it is actually realized quite great and I can get used to it. But, this program exists to automatize the processes and make life easier and the fact of existing of two different versions is contradicted to this.

CircleCI is one of the best CI

Apr 07, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Each time CircleCI prepares your assembly for work, automatically compiles, automatically tests it. The excellent user interface, you always see only the necessary information. We started with the free version and now when our project started to generate profits we are going to buy the full version.

Cons: It would be nice to be able to support the assembly matrix as in Travis. We need this to compare the old and new build of our service.

One of the best tools for CI

Mar 31, 2018
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: With this wonderful program, we can increase productivity. The user interface and integration are very simple. Excellent price and free level. The simplicity of configuration is unrivaled. We use the platform for new projects on the first day. If something is unclear, the support service reacts very well, you can quickly contact them and discuss everything. This program is great for our continuous integration and delivery of our mobile applications. The platform is an important tool for improving the quality of our products. We use the program to perform all quality checks, create and deploy infrastructure around the world.

Cons: My biggest problem is that the platform is running slowly and clumsily from screen to screen. The versatility of the platform can be a bit overwhelming, and this sometimes affects usability: some settings are hard to find.

CircleCI is continuous integration done right.

Mar 15, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love that this software is fast, very reliable and integrates perfectly with all the tools modern software developers use.

Cons: It can be a little slow for medium to big test suites, if you don't add enough parallelism (which comes at a price, of course).

Capterra-loader

CI/CD with few lines

Mar 14, 2018
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: Sine the release of circleci v2.0 using containers as the main advantage using circle has become much simpler and powerfull. Their integration with IOs its a powerup in front of other CI/CD platforms

Cons: The ui really needs to cleanup a bit, make it simpler. Also their need to provide more integrations with third party tools

Overall: Integration with IOs allow us to build and test the mobile apps and automatize our whole CI/CD pipeline

Capterra-loader

Powerful CI / CD platform

Feb 22, 2018
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: Great UI, easy to setup, easy to manage. All integrations "just work", we use Slack notifications, webhooks for triggering build, and even those sweet browser notifications when we need to make sure that the build is successful. Impressive Docker support.

Cons: Circle 2.0 offers improved customizability, added more features, but for small and simple projects it's not as easy to setup anymore.

Capterra-loader

CircleCi has changed how we develop

Feb 06, 2018
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: Has helped up to totally streamline our development and testing workflow. Each service has it's own pipeline. The management interface and docker integration have made the setup and monitoring process super simple.

Overall: Overall I've been really happy with the performance from circleci. Even their free plan has been great.

Another Continuous Integration Application

Jan 16, 2018
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Fully integrated with docker and because everything is moving to containers (or should be for scalability) this is huge for us. Tests can run automatically after pushing commits help identify problems before our clients would find them. The earlier you find a bug the cheaper its costs you in the end.

Overall: Easy to work with and I recommend you try one CI application. Even if its just for running code test automatically, or even it may make your developer start writing tests for their code.

Pricey, but a competitor in the continuous integration space.

Dec 13, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: The UI and integration is easy and very straight forward. Were able to get builds going in a couple hours.

Cons: When picking a CI to use for our business we tried a lot of the big names and CircleCi was great except for the price point for how fast the builds were. Alternatives like Strider gave CircleCi a bad taste.

Amazing CI

Dec 06, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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Pros: 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. Minimal interaction with user interface to get things done

Cons: It would also be great to be able to specify which docker images are cached on all executors. it can take a couple of minutes just to deploy minor changes sometimes.

Capterra-loader

Great build/deploy tool

Dec 05, 2017
5/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: CircleCI was great and easy to set up. It allows me to see what's going on with all of my builds quickly and in real time.

Cons: The user management is not very good. I have 5 contributors to a repo, and I can only add two of them as users. I can't even add users that aren't a contributor to the repo. My boss, my QA people, and my PMs can't see anything that's happening in the platform.

Overall: It's quick, easy to set up, and I like it. There are some usability fixes that are needed around user maangement, but otherwise, it's great! And works with all of the languages I use out of the box, and with no configuration.

A CI/CD saas for the future

Nov 24, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Fast and resilient, especially when the release of version 2.0, we are able to benefit from docker layers caching..our build time improved by 70%.

Cons: sometimes it goes crazy especially in service discoveries since we are using docker compose to build and orchestrate ci env.

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
Ease of Use
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

Ease of use and fast

Nov 03, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
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3 / 5
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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
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5 / 5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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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
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5 / 5
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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
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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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
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5 / 5
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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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