Buildkite vs. Visual Studio App Center

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
Visual Studio App Center
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Visual Studio App Center, or just App Center available from Microsoft's Azure, is a solution used to build, test, release, and monitor mobile and desktop apps. When creating apps for Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows, App Center allows users to automate build, test, and distribution pipelines, as well as continuously monitor real-time performance.
$40
per month per build concurrency
Pricing
BuildkiteVisual Studio App Center
Editions & Modules
Team
$9
per month per user
Business
$19
per month per user
Enterprise
$35
per month per user
Builds
$40
per month per build concurrency
Standard Test Plan
$99
per month per build concurrency
Enterprise Test Plan
$499
per month per build concurrency
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BuildkiteVisual Studio App Center
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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User Ratings
BuildkiteVisual Studio App Center
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
BuildkiteVisual Studio App Center
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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Microsoft
Honestly, it's an all around solution that needs some enhancements. Need to build an app, check! Need to test that app, check! Need to debug that app, check! Visual Studio App Center is a well rounded platform for multiple types of builds and services.
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Pros
Buildkite
  • CI Solution
  • Notification
  • Configuration
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Microsoft
  • It supplies the right native integration for test cases both IOS and Android
  • Constant device updates means you are working with the right builds to support product use cases
  • Excels in automated test cases that are easy to implement, monitor, and digest results
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Cons
Buildkite
  • Integration can be improved
  • Cost reporting can be impoved
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Microsoft
  • Webview support was lacking
  • User management seems a bit disconnected from the standard Microsoft ecosystem. Almost feels like you are managing local users and sharing access more than an enterprise solution
  • Price could be better
  • Buggy on some of the latest versions of windows
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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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Microsoft
The biggest benefit is in integrations and plug-ins, as well as the fact that it's not open source. I know open source is popular, but we have all been on the downside of open source and waiting for things to be voted up or a contribution to fix an issue. This alone makes VSAC a nice solution! Plus, it comes with a complete IDE integration of services, documentation, and is light weight
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Return on Investment
Buildkite
  • Faster Build time
  • Increased productivity
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Microsoft
  • Cut down on time to delivery enhancements and overall builds to users
  • Helps test new proposed releases with ease
  • Cuts down on local build issues as it does do a good job with local development environments as well
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