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I think AWS CodePipeline is a great tool for anyone wanted automated deployments in a multi-server/container AWS environment. AWS also offers services like Elastic Beanstalk that provide a more managed hosting & deployment experience. CodePipeline is a good middle ground with solid, built-in automation with enough customizability to not lock people into one deployment or architecture philosophy.
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Azure DevOps is good to use if you are all-in on the Microsoft Azure stack. It's fully integrated across Azure so it is a point-and-click for most of what you will need to achieve. If you are new to Azure make sure you get some outside experience to help you otherwise it is very easy to overcomplicate things and go down the wrong track, or for you to manually create things that come out of the box.
Read full review Pros It is reliable and works without errors It integrates well with our repository and all other AWS functions as well as our end database Read full review Reporting Integration- Azure boards provides Kanban and other dashboard, their templates for easy management of project. Project Pipeline- easy integration and development of CI/CD pipelines, helped in testing, releasing project artifacts. Version Control- Integration with Git and code IDE made it easy to share, review our code, fix bugs and do testing. Read full review Cons Ease of use - things like CircleCI or other tools are a bit easier to learn. Ability to build from more sources. Read full review Can add more build templates for specific technology requirements Can have more features in dashboards which can help dev teams stream line their tasks and priorities Can have raise alarm feature in case of any sort of failure in devops pipeline execution Read full review Likelihood to Renew
Because we are a Microsoft Gold Partner we utilize most of their software and we have so much invested in Team Foundation Server now it would take a catastrophic amount of time and resources to switch to a different product.
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Overall, I give AWS Codepipeline a 9 because it gets the job done and I can't complain much about the web interface as much of the action is taking place behind the scenes on the terminal locally or via Amazon's infrastructure anyway. It would be nicer to have a better flowing and visualizable web interface, however.
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Azure DevOps Server or TFS is a complete suite in itself. From Developer's machine where the code is developed to the production environment where the code is meant to run it take care of complete flow within itself. It acts as a code repository you can check-in check-out codes using GIT interface. It also acts as a Build and Automation Test tool which can help you to judge sanctity of your code. It further acts as a release manager to deploy your application to the production environment. And all these steps can also be performed without any manual intervention with the option to have approval processes. Hence its a perfect blend of all set of tools and capabilities required to bring code to production.
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Our pipeline takes about 30 minutes to run through. Although this time depends on the applications you are using on either end, I feel that it is a reasonable time to make upgrades and updates to our system as it is not an every day push.
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We didn't need a lot of support with AWS CodePipeline as it was pretty straightforward to configure and use, but where we ran into problems, the AWS community was able to help. AWS support agents were also helpful in resolving some of the minor issues we encountered, which we could not find a solution elsewhere.
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I have not had to use the support for Azure DevOps Server. There have never been any issues where I was not able to figure it out or quickly resolve. Our Scrum Master has used support before though, and the service has always been prompt and clear with a customer-focus
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Do research beforehand and, if possible, do a trial run before implementing into production environment.
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CodeCommit and CodeDeploy can be used with CodePipeline so it’s not really fair to stack them against each other as they can be quite the compliment. The same goes for
, which is often used as a deployment target in relation to CodePipeline.
CodePipeline fulfills the CI/CD duty, where the other services do not focus on that specific function. They are supplements, not replacements. CodePipeline will detect the updated code and handle deploying it to the actual instance via
is open source and not a native AWS service, that is its primary differentiator.
can also be used as a supplement to CodePipeline.
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In my opinion, DevOps covers the development process end to end way better than
. Both competitors are nice in their specific fields but DevOps provides a more comprehensive package in my opinion. It is still crazy to see that the whole suite can be used for free. The productivity increase we realized with DevOps is worth real money!
Read full review Return on Investment CodePipeline has reduced ongoing devops costs for my clients, especially around deployment & testing. CodePipeline has sped up development workflow by making the deployment process automated off git pushes. Deployment takes very little coordination as the system will just trigger based on what is the latest commit in a branch. CodePipeline offered a lot of out-of-the-box functionality that was much simpler to setup than a dedicated CI server. It allowed the deployment process to built and put into production with much less and effort and cost compared to rolling the functionality manually. Read full review It has streamlined the pipeline and project management for our agile effort. It has helped our agile team get organized since that is a new methodology being leveraged within the Enterprise. The calendar has improved visibility into different OOOs across the project team since we all come from different departments across the larger organization. Read full review ScreenShots