July 27, 2018
Score 9 out of 10
GoCD is being used for setting up a deployment pipeline for our dev environment and also when the application is ready to be deployed to production. It has built-in support for setting up the environment, different environment variables for each step and also it supports both Linux and Windows build agent.
- Easy Setup for deployment pipeline
- Environment Variables for each step
- Supports both Windows and Linux agent
- Highly customizable
- UI can be improved
- Location for settings can be re-arranged
- API for setting up pipeline
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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.