Build Automation Tools

Top Rated Build Automation Products

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Build Automation Tools Overview

What are Build Automation Tools?

Build automation tools are part of the software development lifecycle where source code is compiled into machine code by a build script. Once the code is completed it is integrated into a shared environment. There it interacts with other software components built by other developers. Before the code is integrated steps are taken to ensure the new code does not negatively impact other developers’ work within the development team.


Typically build automation is completed with a scripting language that enables the developer to link modules and processes within the compilation process. This scripting encompasses several tasks including documentation, testing, compilation, and distribution of the binary software code.


Build automation is a crucial step in moving towards a continuous delivery model and is an important part of DevOps, or best practices to establish a more agile relationship between Development and IT Operations.

Build Automation Tools Features & Capabilities

Build automation tools offer the following feature set:

  • Extensive library of plugins

  • Build management tools

  • Source code management tools

  • Various available UI

  • Compatibility with popular IDE

  • Parallel tests and build execution

  • Dependency management

  • Version conflict resolution

  • Collaborative debugging tools

  • Incremental compilation (change only compiling)

  • Rebuild minimization for faster build delivery

  • Automated events & testing

  • Automated initializing & reinitializing of framework

  • Code & resource updating on the fly

  • Build cache, cacheable tasks

  • Build metrics, performance tracking

Pricing Information

Most popular build automation tools are open-source and free. Some build automation tools available at cost for an annual or monthly license, and are priced according to a number of factors. These may include number of containers or nodes, parallelism desired, or number of build agents. Paid plans boast advantages such as faster build and deployment, scalability, and security features appropriate for enterprises and larger teams.

Build Automation Products

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CloudBees CodeShip

CodeShip is a hosted Continuous Integration and Delivery platform. It sits between a source code repository (e.g. GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket) and the hosting environment (e.g. Amazon Web Services) and automatically tests and deploys change in the platform. The vendor states that…

PWSLab

PWSLab is a single secured DevOps solution built for both Web and Mobile technologies. Git-based Source Control, Security and Compliance, Automated builds and testing, Continuous Delivery to infrastructure, Monitoring and more.

CloudBees Accelerator

CloudBees Accelerator is an acceleration platform that intelligently and automatically parallelizes software tasks across clusters of physical or cloud CPUs to lower build times. This gives teams the ability to speed up any number of concurrent builds so they can deliver better software,…

Microtica

Microtica is a DevOps automation tool that automates the entire software delivery process. Microtica covers the entire software delivery automation process from a complete cloud infrastructure setup to delivering applications and services in the cloud using Kubernetes. The vendor…

AWS CodeBuild

AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed continuous integration service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy.

Azure Pipelines

Users can automate builds and deployments with Azure Pipelines. Build, test, and deploy Node.js, Python, Java, PHP, Ruby, C/C++, .NET, Android, and iOS apps. Run in parallel on Linux, macOS, and Windows. Azure Pipelines can be purchased standalone, but it is also part of Azure DevOps…

Codefresh

Codefresh is a continuous integration/delivery and automation platform for Kubernetes that allows users to build, test, deploy and gather feedback on apps, from the company of the same name in Codefresh.

Packer, by HashiCorp

HashiCorp Packer automates the creation of machine images, coming out of the box with support to build images for Amazon EC2, CloudStack, DigitalOcean, Docker, Google Compute Engine, Microsoft Azure, QEMU, VirtualBox, and VMware.

IBM Rational Build Forge

IBM Rational Build Forge is a build automation option.