Buildkite vs. Gradle Build Tool (Open Source)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Buildkite
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
Buildkite is a CI and build automation tool that combines the power of the user's own build infrastructure with the convenience of a managed, centralized web UI.
$9
per month per user
Gradle Build Tool (Open Source)
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Gradle is an open source build system. Gradle boasts a rich API and mature ecosystem of plugins and integrations to support automation. Users can model, integrate and systematize the delivery of software from end to end.
$0
per month
Pricing
BuildkiteGradle Build Tool (Open Source)
Editions & Modules
Team
$9
per month per user
Business
$19
per month per user
Enterprise
$35
per month per user
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildkiteGradle Build Tool (Open Source)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
BuildkiteGradle Build Tool (Open Source)
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
3.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildkiteGradle Build Tool (Open Source)
Likelihood to Recommend
Buildkite
I would definitely recommend Buildkite for anyone who needs a decent CI solution for 50+ on AWS instance without paying huge amount for AWS Build and code deploy tools.
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Open Source
Gradle Build Tool is more suitable with the Java projects. It has helped us to automate the build part of the devops cycle. Its configuration and Groovy script is really easy to understand and can be implemented with ease. It can be used both for automation and manual buids of the projects. Gradle Build Tool is easy to use and easy to integrate.
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Pros
Buildkite
  • CI Solution
  • Notification
  • Configuration
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Open Source
  • Gradle's methods to manipulate files is very flexible. It minimizes the amount of code one has to write to copy, move, or expand zip or tar files.
  • Gradle uses Groovy, which is a Java like language. This allows for most computer engineers to come up to speed fairly quickly, for writing or maintaining gradle code.
  • Gradle also supports DSL (Domain Specific Language), which is based on Groovy. The DSL language allows engineers to automate build jobs that otherwise could be very cumbersome to maintain or modify.
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Cons
Buildkite
  • Integration can be improved
  • Cost reporting can be impoved
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Open Source
  • I'd like to see a way to specify how to run only certain tests in parallel, I tried this feature and for tests that involve interaction with SQL Databases sometimes I can't because of deadlocks.
  • Not sure if there is something else, gradle has been working really good for us and they are adding improvements all the time which is awesome. I used to think the performance is a deal but the latest versions are addressing this issue very well
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Usability
Buildkite
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Open Source
Gradle's language construct is good
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Performance
Buildkite
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Open Source
I have tried to use Gradle for projects several times in the past, but there is just so much work in maintaining the build file that it quickly becomes untenable. I have been using Maven for many years, and even though the build file can be complex, it works without maintenance between releases.
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Support Rating
Buildkite
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Open Source
Gradle has been an excellent tool for Android development. It has helped us create multiple versions of the app for different environments. It also takes care of all the packaging needs in the background without having to write all the code related to that. It is a no brainer to use Gradle with Android applications.
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Alternatives Considered
Buildkite
Buildkite was easy to use and setup while comparing Circle CI or GitHub. Additionally Buildkite was very affordable for teams while comparing GitHub plans
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Open Source
[Gradle is] a more modern version of open source build tools like Ant and Maven.
Whereas the build config was XML files which were tedious and error
prone, the modern DSL usage of Groovy to write these build files is a
great advancement. Also these config files can be inherited from top
level to each associated project.
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Return on Investment
Buildkite
  • Faster Build time
  • Increased productivity
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Open Source
  • In a distributed development environment, once we established a strong CI/CD model, Gradle proved to be a great choice to automate the various processes. Gradle also provides much flexibility, which is essential in today's development environment. The important benefit is that the CI/CD engineers can support development's needs quickly and reliably. This in turn supports faster testing and deployment, which generates higher ROI.
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