No Frills Continous Integration and Delivery Solution
July 27, 2018

No Frills Continous Integration and Delivery Solution

Dicky Leonardo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with GoCD

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
  • 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
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.
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.