Great tool that is easy to get started and doesn't involve too much configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 22, 2020

Great tool that is easy to get started and doesn't involve too much configuration

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Travis CI

We use it for our CI/CD pipeline for testing and deployment of our codebase to production and non-production environments. It helps our developers to improve our codebase and helps us avoid unnecessary issues that we might encounter when deploying our applications, like merge issues and bugs because of code change in related services.
  • Integrates well with GitHub, you can get all your information from GitHub itself.
  • Has great integration with other third party tools like Slack and VS Code.
  • Builds sometimes take more time than they should because the images are bloated.
  • Using Travis CI outside of GitHub isn't as user friendly as with GitHub.
  • Fewer code-related errors.
  • Everyone in the team can get an update on what's being pushed, what's working and what's not. It makes communication and collaboration easier.
Jenkins, though it's awesome, is a beast and would have taken us a lot of time to tame. CircleCI offers similar features to Travis CI but seems to have added and hidden costs. Also, the documentation is not always up to date and doesn't reflect the changes in the features. Travis CI also suffers from similar issues but we managed to overcome it. We also didn't want to go into the whole web of setting up docker and being tied to cloud services in the future.
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.

Do you think Travis CI delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Travis CI's feature set?

Yes

Did Travis CI live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Travis CI go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Travis CI again?

Yes

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.