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Likelihood to Recommend

CircleCI

CircleCI is perfect for a CI/CD pipeline for an app using a standard build process. It'll take more work for a complex build process, but should still be up to the task unless you need a lot of integrations with other tools. If you have a big team and can spare someone to focus full time on just the CI/CD tools, maybe something like Jenkins is better, but if you're just looking to get your app built, tested, and delivered without a huge amount of effort, CircleCI is probably your preferred tool.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

Previously, our team used Jenkins. However, since it's a shared deployment resource we don't have admin access. We tried GoCD as it's open source and we really like. We set up our deployment pipeline to run whenever codes are merged to master, run the unit test and revert back if it doesn't pass. Once it's deployed to the staging environment, we can simply do 1-click to deploy the appropriate version to production. We use this to deploy to an on-prem server and also AWS. Some deployment pipelines use custom Powershell script for.Net application, some others use Bash script to execute the docker push and cloud formation template to build elastic beanstalk.
Dicky Leonardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CircleCI

  • Multiple builds can be run at the same time in parallel.
  • The CircleCI web interface (UI/UX) is very easy to understand and use.
  • Easy Configuration to learn and use. Just a single configuration YAML file.
  • Many integrations. We use the GItHub, Slack, and DataDog integrations.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

  • Easy Setup for deployment pipeline
  • Environment Variables for each step
  • Supports both Windows and Linux agent
  • Highly customizable
Dicky Leonardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CircleCI

  • The "phases" their config file uses to separate out options seem very arbitrary and are not very helpful for organizing your config file
  • No way that I know of to configure which version of MongoDB you use. You have to write your own shell script to download and start MongoDB if you want a specific version.
  • Hard to access build artifacts in the UI
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

  • UI can be improved
  • Location for settings can be re-arranged
  • API for setting up pipeline
Dicky Leonardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

CircleCI

CircleCI 10.0
Based on 1 answer
CircleCI interface is awesome in that it is relatively modern and makes it clear exactly which parts of the engineering lifecycle you are in
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

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Performance

CircleCI

CircleCI 7.9
Based on 4 answers
It's pretty snappy, even with using workflows with multiple steps and different docker images. I've seen builds take a long time if it's really involved, but from what I can tell, it's still at least on par if not faster than other build tools.
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

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Support Rating

CircleCI

CircleCI 7.0
Based on 11 answers
CircleCI support is very strong. The strong community and culture around the product have created a lot of technical documentation around specific situations that make debugging issues very easy. Also, the new Orbs processes allows for open sourcing of simple, small application containers and makes supporting that code for other very easy.
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

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Alternatives Considered

CircleCI

Circle was the first CI with simple setup, great documentation, and tight integration with GitHub. Using Jenkins was too much maintenance and overhead, TeamCity was limited in how we could customize it and run concurrent builds, TravisCI was not available for private repos when we switched.
Paul Hepworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

I prefer using GoCD compared to Jenkins. The UI makes sense, I like the simplicity to hit the 'Play' button for a straightforward deployment of the 'Play +' if you need to override some settings when deploying whereas Jenkins, you have the whole page for each pipeline. The environment makes sense but can often confuse the user while GoCD simply has a drop-down to select your environment.
Dicky Leonardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CircleCI

  • It has eased the burden of standardizing our testing and deployment, making onboarding new developers much faster, and having to fix deployment mistakes much less often.
  • It allows us to focus our process around the GitHub workflow, ignoring the details of whatever environment the thing we're working on is actually hosted in. This saves us time.
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer

GoCD

  • ROI has been good since it's open source
  • Settings.xml need to be backed up periodically. It contains all the settings for your pipelines! We accidentally deleted before and we have to restore and re-create several missing pipelines
  • More straight forward use of API and allows filtering e.g., pull all pipelines triggered after this date
Dicky Leonardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CircleCI

General

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

CircleCI Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Performance$301
ScaleCustom Pricing
Server$353
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GoCD

General

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

GoCD Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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