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What is AWS CodeBuild?

AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. With CodeBuild, you don鈥檛 need to provision, manage, and scale your own build servers.
AWS CodeBuild is a tool in the Continuous Integration category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS CodeBuild?

Companies
40 companies reportedly use AWS CodeBuild in their tech stacks, including Serverless, ChromaDex, and Pangea.

Developers
58 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS CodeBuild.

AWS CodeBuild Integrations

GitHub, Amazon S3, Bitbucket, Jenkins, and GitHub Enterprise are some of the popular tools that integrate with AWS CodeBuild. Here's a list of all 9 tools that integrate with AWS CodeBuild.

Why developers like AWS CodeBuild?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use AWS CodeBuild
AWS CodeBuild Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AWS CodeBuild in their tech stack.

Chris McFadden
Chris McFadden
VP, Engineering at SparkPost | 9 upvotes 36.3K views
atSparkPostSparkPost
AWS CodeBuild
AWS CodeBuild
AWS CodeDeploy
AWS CodeDeploy
Amazon EC2 Container Service
Amazon EC2 Container Service
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda
GitHub
GitHub

The recent move of our CI/CD tooling to AWS CodeBuild / AWS CodeDeploy (with GitHub ) as well as moving to Amazon EC2 Container Service / AWS Lambda for our deployment architecture for most of our services has helped us significantly reduce our deployment times while improving both feature velocity and overall reliability. In one extreme case, we got one service down from 90 minutes to a very reasonable 15 minutes. Container-based build and deployments have made so many things simpler and easier and the integration between the tools has been helpful. There is still some work to do on our service mesh & API proxy approach to further simplify our environment.

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AWS CodeBuild
AWS CodeBuild
GitHub
GitHub
Trello
Trello

I'm building a cloud hosted web UI and API so I'm using a lot of @AWS services like AWS CodeBuild for building, hosting and deploying components. I still use GitHub for source control and Trello for tracking the work but we're not big enough yet for these to be issues. I find having all the functional stuff in one place simplifies access, organisation and budgeting.

If your product is going to run in the cloud then I recommend making use of the features available from your chosen provider. All the big providers have pipelines that span everything from source control though to deployment and this can reduce a lot of the friction you can experience putting it all together with different providers.

If you're not targeting a cloud platform then I think you'll have to do your homework as there are just too many variables. Basing your evaluation on a key principle like minimising friction or reducing costs is going to help.

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cazzer
cazzer
Lead Software Engineer | 2 upvotes 17.1K views
atVolta IndustriesVolta Industries
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodePipeline
AWS CodeBuild
AWS CodeBuild
AWS Lambda
AWS Lambda
AWS CloudFormation
AWS CloudFormation

At Volta we use AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild to automatically ship new AWS Lambda services without any effort. And we do it all with AWS CloudFormation, since configuration is easier to maintain than code.

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Jack Graves
Jack Graves
Head of Product Development at Automation Consultants | 2 upvotes 4.9K views
atAutomation ConsultantsAutomation Consultants
Docker
Docker
AWS CodeCommit
AWS CodeCommit
AWS CodeBuild
AWS CodeBuild
Amazon EC2 Container Service
Amazon EC2 Container Service

Docker is used to package up our applications with all of the parts they need, such as libraries and other dependencies, and enable us to ship it all out as one package. Our repositories hosted in AWS CodeCommit are automatically built by AWS CodeBuild on changes (resulting from Pull Requests being approved) and these are stored in the the EC2 Container Registry (ECR) before being approved for deployment to the Amazon EC2 Container Service in a zero-downtime, staged upgrade. We also provide development instances of our Apps, which are also hosted in Docker containers.

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AWS CodeBuild's Features

  • Fully Managed Build Service
  • Continuous Scaling
  • Enables Continuous Integration
  • Integrates seamlessly with AWS services
  • FAQs: https://aws.amazon.com/codebuild/faqs/

AWS CodeBuild Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS CodeBuild?
Jenkins
In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
AWS CodePipeline
CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
Apache Maven
Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
GitLab CI
GitLab offers a continuous integration service. If you add a .gitlab-ci.yml file to the root directory of your repository, and configure your GitLab project to use a Runner, then each merge request or push triggers your CI pipeline.
AWS CodeDeploy
AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications.
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