GoCD vs. TeamCity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
GoCD
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
GoCD, from ThoughtWorks in Chicago, is an application lifecycle management and development tool.N/A
TeamCity
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
TeamCity is a continuous integration server from Czeck company JetBrains.N/A
Pricing
GoCDTeamCity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
GoCDTeamCity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
GitLab
GitLab
Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
GoCDTeamCity
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.8
(17 ratings)
Performance
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(0 ratings)
9.3
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
GoCDTeamCity
Likelihood to Recommend
ThoughtWorks
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.
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JetBrains
TeamCity is well suited for an organization using continuous integration, meaning you release code to production often, and an agile project management system. There are free versions available for small teams and enterprise versions available for large teams with many different builds. TeamCity is probably overkill for basic e-commerce or blog website builds that do not require much development after the initial launch
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Pros
ThoughtWorks
  • Pipeline-as-Code works really well. All our pipelines are defined in yml files, which are checked into SCM.
  • The ability to link multiple pipelines together is really cool. Later pipelines can declare a dependency to pick up the build artifacts of earlier ones.
  • Agents definition is really great. We can define multiple different kinds of environments to best suit our diverse build systems.
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JetBrains
  • Fully customizable build process. Each step of the build process can be parameterized and customized to address specific needs of particular applications. This allowed us to easily convert from a custom VM-based environment to our current Docker-based environment.
  • Manages large numbers of build agents seamlessly. This allows us to run multiple builds on many different applications in a most efficient manner.
  • Build steps can be managed in an arbitrary manner, allowing some parts of the process to proceed in parallel while restricting others to depend on completion of all relevant steps.
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Cons
ThoughtWorks
  • UI can be improved
  • Location for settings can be re-arranged
  • API for setting up pipeline
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JetBrains
  • It is not plug and play thing
  • Need more specific configurations for smaller projects as well
  • Online help is less available
  • Basic implementation is easy but I think feature add on can be complex as it involve some language knowledge as well.
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Performance
ThoughtWorks
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JetBrains
TeamCity runs really well, even when sharing a small instance with other applications. The user interface adequately conveys important information without being overly bloated, and it is snappy. There isn't any significant overhead to build agents or unit test runners that we have measured.
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Alternatives Considered
ThoughtWorks
GoCD is easier to setup, but harder to customize at runtime. There's no way to trigger a pipeline with custom parameters.
Jenkins is more flexible at runtime. You can define multiple user-provided parameters so when user needs to trigger a build, there's a form for him/her to input the parameters.
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JetBrains
TeamCity is a great on-premise Continuous Integration tool. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a hosted SAAS application in Microsoft's Cloud. VSTS is a Source Code Repository, Build and Release System, and Agile Project Management Platform - whereas TeamCity is a Build and Release System only. TeamCity's interface is easier to use than VSTS, and neither have a great deployment pipeline solution. But VSTS's natural integration with Microsoft products, Microsoft's Cloud, Integration with Azure Active Directory, and free, private, Source Code repository - offer additional features and capabilities not available with Team City alone.
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Return on Investment
ThoughtWorks
  • 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
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JetBrains
  • TeamCity has greatly improved team efficiency by streamlining our production and pre-production pipelines. We moved to TeamCity after seeing other teams have more success with it than we had with other tools.
  • TeamCity has helped the reliability of our product by easily allowing us to integrate unit testing, as well as full integration testing. This was not possible with other tools given our corporate firewall.
  • TeamCity's ability to include Docker containers in the pipeline steps has been crucial in improving our efficiency and reliability.
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