CircleCI Reviews

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February 12, 2020
Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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CircleCI is a strong CI option that is multi-platform and easy to configure. Since it is a popular product, it is also relatively easy to hire existing resources with CircleCI experience, leading to shorter spin-up times. CircleCI can be an overall, comprehensive CI/CD solution in organizations with existing Jenkins, etc. stacks that are looking to transfer to cloud/SaaS services.
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February 03, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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CircleCI has been an excellent option for us for several years. Still, we're beginning to invest in GitHub Actions and other platforms where CricleCI runs closer to our existing test and deployment pipelines. Because so many different integrations exist, it's easily adaptable to many kinds of applications. At this point, though, it's worth looking at the CircleCI embedded in other parts of the deployment pipeline before concluding that CircleCI is the best direction to go in.
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January 27, 2020
Sagiv Frankel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We have many developers that push to production every day. Every branch runs continuous integration on CircleCI and clearly links to GitHub with an indication on whether it failed or passed.
Things work fine when you work against the GitHub links but searching on the CircleCI site is not intuitive.
Configuration with YAML files can also be hard to do and some UI tools for scaffolding them would be nice.
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November 25, 2019
Javier Cardoso | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Circle suits if you're looking for a cloud-based continuous integration and continuous delivery system for web and native-based applications. The uptime is very good and the features included in the platform are very useful.
On the other hand, it's a little difficult to combine Circle with your on-premise stuff, such as registry dependencies (npm, Maven Nexus, etc) ... because the only way is to give Circle access to your on-premise network and it could be a little insecure.
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November 24, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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CircleCI is one of the best CI/CD pipeline tools available. I'm not sure I can advise anything else besides this because it's still the most used and continually developed tools.
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November 12, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Great for quick setup of new projects, but may not be the most suitable to large scale production apps (not from experience, but the level of detail may not be sufficient - at least on the free tier).
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August 26, 2019
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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CircleCI is great when you have software engineering processes that you need to take out and drastically scale and test before deployment. It works with regular code structures where there's a procedural lifecycle and where there is a need to methodically test and deploy code in an automated manner so deployments no longer need to be done by hand.
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February 20, 2019
John Grosjean | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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February 04, 2019
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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CircleCI is well suited if you, your developer, or team of developers have already worked with it in the past. They don't need to go through the learning curve of yet another Continuous Integration tool. Circle handles Continuous Integration workflows very well, including pretty complex workflows. With that said, Circle can get expensive if you need to run multiple containers in parallel and might not be as easy to setup as some alternatives, such as Jenkins.
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May 23, 2019
Dillon Welch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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CircleCI is well suited for a small team that needs to run tests on web app codes like Ruby on Rails, React, Python, etc. It's not as well suited for larger teams as the cost quickly scales up. It's also not well suited for more complicated builds because the configuration process is pretty arcane.
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April 10, 2018
heather collins | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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In my opinion, every software development shop needs to have an adequate tool for running automated testing. CircleCI is well built for that. It is very customizable to suit any sort of development needs.
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August 16, 2017
Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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CircleCI is an excellent tool for generic CI/CD. It integrates well with GitHub, runs your tests, and gives you the ability to deploy when your tests succeed on a certain branch. It doesn't really offer anything more sophisticated than that, I've seen CI tools that will actually try to bisect test failures for you, CircleCI will definitely not do anything that sophisticated. But it executes well on the relatively simple (at least from a customer perspective) use case of running tests on every commit and executing special hooks when they succeed.
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August 07, 2017
Jason Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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CircleCI is a good fit for any software development organization with a large or complicated set of automated tests, especially one that uses cloud services for most of their development process (such as GitHub). It might be less appropriate if you already have a strong in-house ability to set up and manage automated test environments.
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March 30, 2017
Paul Hepworth | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I wonder if we are growing out of Circle. Can we increase concurrency beyond 15? While circle is helpful when things go wrong we sometimes have problems for several days in a row (recently) and each time there is some different reason that sounds like a one-off. Makes me wonder if there is something more going on.
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March 30, 2017
Ben McClure | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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For relatively advanced users comfortable with YAML configuration and the GitHub workflow, I wholeheartedly recommend CircleCI and think it's perfectly suited. For people who prefer to work completely in a user interface and not edit text files, there are other solutions more suited to that scenario.
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September 28, 2017
Yasmany Cubela Medina | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Automated tasks - handling and scheduling are two of the main features that CircleCI provides. Scenarios from testing to continuous integration and continuous delivery are fit just fine. You can generate artifacts like documentation or analytics over code and [see] how a developer performs. Integration with modern tools like docker allow you to test real-world scenarios.
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January 18, 2017
Jake Mercurio | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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CircleCI is well suited to any project where you have:
  • A quick provisioning process or can use a pre-configured CircleCi container
  • Have lots of unit tests and only a few integration tests
  • Use standard testing libraries like PhpUnit, Mocha, Jasmine, JUnit, etc.
  • Have a small-medium budget
  • Your test suite takes more than 5 minutes to run
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January 12, 2017
Andrew Shell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The main use I have for CircleCI is triggering deployments automatically and running the tests prior to that and making sure that work is required. I could see implementing other checks down the road or even running JavaScript build scripts before deploying. It's also nice to automatically run tests when someone submits a pull request on GitHub, the integration shows right away if the PR is going to break anything.
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January 12, 2017
Austin Riendeau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I have yet to find a good example of when not to use Circle CI unless you are building mobile applications. It is not best suited for that at this time. I think TravisCI is the best currently for iOS builds. I use it currently for Go and Node applications.
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March 31, 2017
Gregory Ratner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For complicated builds that take a really long time and require specific performance considerations, CircleCI might not be the best choice. Right now there is one size fits all VM that does that build and the only performance upgrade that it offers is an ability to run parts of the build in parallel. This is not always possible, depending on your build system.
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September 06, 2016
Ken Yee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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CircleCI is best suited for smaller companies that don't have time to manage their build infrastructure and their entire source repository is also on a third party provider such as github or bitbucket. For larger companies who want to have more control over their build servers, it may not be as appropriate.
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December 09, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For basic CI/CD, CircleCI is the way to go. Especially for smaller projects where not a tremendous amount of complexity or build time is required.

Strongly recommend for simple projects. And will likely become a paying customer when the complexity/build time is merited.

Haven't come across scenarios where its not well suited. Perhaps for very large organizations who want full control over their CI/CD environments.
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April 30, 2018
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Circle CI is important for any serious software development business that requires adequate test coverage of their code. The software offers very simple configuration mechanism via Circle.YML and is easily customizable to suit any sort of development needs. Automated testing becomes a breeze using Circle CI.

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What is CircleCI?

CircleCI in San Francisco offers an eponymous build automation platform.
Categories:  Build Automation

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  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
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Performance$30per month
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Server$35per month

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Deployment Types:SaaS
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Mobile Application:No

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What is CircleCI?

CircleCI in San Francisco offers an eponymous build automation platform.

What is CircleCI's best feature?

Reviewers rate Performance highest, with a score of 7.9.

Who uses CircleCI?

The most common users of CircleCI are from Small Businesses and the Internet industry.