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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 7.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Gradle

Gradle is an ideal tool to build an application that is complex and/or distributed. It is well suited for builds that use a CI engine such as Jenkins or Bamboo, and a repository such as Artifactory.
Dirce Richards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

If your company embraces open source and uses a lot of the workflows that are prevalent in startups, Travis CI is indispensable. It comes with a lot of tools that thrive in that ecosystem. It probably won't be appreciated by companies that are traditionally more closed where everything is behind a firewall.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Gradle

  • We use it as a build tool.
  • We build Java applications using this tool.
  • We also use Gradle to test our apps.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

  • It is very simple to configure a range of environment versions and settings in a simple YAML file.
  • It integrates very well with Github, Bitbucket, or a private Git repo.
  • The Travis CI portal beautifully shows you your history and console logs. Everything is presented in a very clear and intuitive interface.
Ryan Brewster | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Gradle

  • Still under development, not as mature as Maven
  • Build files aren't as easy to follow because they are so loose
  • The community isn't as large as Maven
David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

  • I think they could have a cheaper personal plan. I'd love to use Travis on personal projects, but I don't want to publish them nor I can pay $69 a month for personal projects that I don't want to be open source.
  • There is no interface for configuring repos on Travis CI, you have to do it via a file in the repo. This make configuration very flexible, but also makes it harder for simpler projects and for small tweaks in the configuration.
Eduardo Sampaio | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Gradle

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Travis CI

Travis CI 5.0
Based on 1 answer
TravisCI hasn't had much changes made to its software and has thus fallen behind compared to many other CI/CD applications out there. I can only give it a 5 because it does what it is supposed to do but lacks product innovation.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Gradle

Gradle 3.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
David Tanner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Gradle

Gradle 8.7
Based on 3 answers
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.
Mohit Goenka | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

Travis CI 5.5
Based on 2 answers
They really need to ramp up on their documentation. Otherwise, Travis CI is really great and they support open source initiatives. Being a proponent of open source, using their service helps them improve their work and keep improving their services. Their tool has helped improve open source software and the free tier makes it a great tool for teams with smaller budgets.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Gradle

SBT works fine for Scala but when I tried to use it with Java it was hard to configure and I gave up. Maven is awesome but the pom.xml file tends to be really big which makes it hard to read. Grunt is suitable only for js projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

Jenkins is much more complicated to configure and start using. Although, one you have done that, it's extremely powerful and full of features. Maybe many more than Travis CI. As per TeamCity, I would never go back to using it. It's also complicated to configure but it is not worth the trouble. Codeship supports integration with GitHub, GitLab and BitBucket. I've only used it briefly, but it seems to be a nice tool.
Mathias Fonseca | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Gradle

  • 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.
Dirce Richards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Travis CI

  • It's improved my ability to deliver working code, increasing my development velocity.
  • It increases confidence that your own work (and those of external contributors) does not have any obvious bugs, provided you have sufficient test coverage.
  • It helps to ensure consistent standards across a team (you can integrate process elements like "go lint" and other style checks as part of your build).
  • It's zero-cost for public/open source projects, so the only investment is a few minutes setting up a build configuration file (hence the return is very high).
  • The .travis.yml file is a great way for onboarding new developers, since it shows how to bootstrap a build environment and run a build "from scratch".
Jonathan Yu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Gradle

General

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

Travis CI

General

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

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