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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Apache Maven

Building and automating packaging of software can be a challenging task. As the complexity of the project grows so do the dependencies on third-party artifacts. Using Maven we can define and manage the project structure centrally and it helps improve overall build times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

If your company embraces open source and uses a lot of the workflows that are prevalent in startups, Travis CI is indispensable. It comes with a lot of tools that thrive in that ecosystem. It probably won't be appreciated by companies that are traditionally more closed where everything is behind a firewall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Apache Maven

  • Maven is useful in building Java applications.
  • Quick project setup, no complicated build.xml files, just a POM and go. Reduces the size of source distributions, because jars can be pulled from a central location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

  • It is very simple to configure a range of environment versions and settings in a simple YAML file.
  • It integrates very well with Github, Bitbucket, or a private Git repo.
  • The Travis CI portal beautifully shows you your history and console logs. Everything is presented in a very clear and intuitive interface.
Ryan Brewster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Apache Maven

  • Better IDE integration. Still too many manual workflows in Eclipse and IntelliJ.
  • Similar to above, easier project-specific configuration management. I'm not aware of an ability to control which repositories are used by which projects, without updating the main maven config.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

  • I think they could have a cheaper personal plan. I'd love to use Travis on personal projects, but I don't want to publish them nor I can pay $69 a month for personal projects that I don't want to be open source.
  • There is no interface for configuring repos on Travis CI, you have to do it via a file in the repo. This make configuration very flexible, but also makes it harder for simpler projects and for small tweaks in the configuration.
Eduardo Sampaio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Apache Maven

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Travis CI

Travis CI 5.0
Based on 1 answer
TravisCI hasn't had much changes made to its software and has thus fallen behind compared to many other CI/CD applications out there. I can only give it a 5 because it does what it is supposed to do but lacks product innovation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Apache Maven

Apache Maven 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Excellent tool to build a project, simple and easy to study, install and implement.
Hung Vu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

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Support Rating

Apache Maven

Apache Maven 6.0
Based on 2 answers
Most of the support I've gotten is from coworkers. I'm sure there's a community out there who would know more, but I'm not aware of it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

Travis CI 5.5
Based on 2 answers
They really need to ramp up on their documentation. Otherwise, Travis CI is really great and they support open source initiatives. Being a proponent of open source, using their service helps them improve their work and keep improving their services. Their tool has helped improve open source software and the free tier makes it a great tool for teams with smaller budgets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Apache Maven

Ant, Maven's opposing framework, is often a point of comparison. Although Ant does not require formal conventions, it is procedural in the sense that you must tell Ant exactly what to do and when. It also lacks a lifecycle, along with goal definition and dependencies. Maven, on the other hand, requires less work as it knows exactly where your source code is as long as the pom.xml file is generated.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

Jenkins is much more complicated to configure and start using. Although, one you have done that, it's extremely powerful and full of features. Maybe many more than Travis CI. As per TeamCity, I would never go back to using it. It's also complicated to configure but it is not worth the trouble. Codeship supports integration with GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket. I've only used it briefly, but it seems to be a nice tool.
Mathias Fonseca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Apache Maven

  • The tool has greatly improved our overall software build times and had a positive impact on our release schedules.
  • Being a free application from an Open Source Community, there was no upfront investment needed on our part.
heather collins | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

  • It's improved my ability to deliver working code, increasing my development velocity.
  • It increases confidence that your own work (and those of external contributors) does not have any obvious bugs, provided you have sufficient test coverage.
  • It helps to ensure consistent standards across a team (you can integrate process elements like "go lint" and other style checks as part of your build).
  • It's zero-cost for public/open source projects, so the only investment is a few minutes setting up a build configuration file (hence the return is very high).
  • The .travis.yml file is a great way for onboarding new developers, since it shows how to bootstrap a build environment and run a build "from scratch".
Jonathan Yu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Apache Maven

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Travis CI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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