Appveyor vs Azure DevOps: What are the differences?
What is Appveyor? Continuous Integration and Deployment service for busy Windows developers. AppVeyor aims to give powerful Continuous Integration and Deployment tools to every .NET developer without the hassle of setting up and maintaining their own build server.
What is Azure DevOps? Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software. Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support.
Appveyor and Azure DevOps are primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" and "Project Management" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Appveyor are:
- Scriptless, repetitive, one-click deployment of build artifacts to multiple environments
- YAML configuration
- Backed by Windows Azure platform
On the other hand, Azure DevOps provides the following key features:
- Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
- Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
- Git: free private repositories, pull requests
"Github integration" is the top reason why over 18 developers like Appveyor, while over 11 developers mention "Complete and powerful" as the leading cause for choosing Azure DevOps.
According to the StackShare community, Azure DevOps has a broader approval, being mentioned in 79 company stacks & 68 developers stacks; compared to Appveyor, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.
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Appveyor, is awesome, it provides a lot of functionalities and a reduced price. If you want .NET CI, appveyor is the best option. Ever. Awesome support, easy configuration, private nuget repo included, many integrations, and useful documentation. The only downside is, sometime it's a little bit slow.
VSO/Team Services are a natural extension of my TFS experience. Manage projects, version control, testing & continuous integration pipeline (CI/CD). Integration with Azure. Full SDLC.
We use VSTS to host our repos, to manage our backlog and plan our sprints, to track our work (tasks and bugs), host our knowledge-base (wiki) and a lot more. I am the team admin.
We use AppVeyor for unit and integration testing of the Vaporshell module for Powershell, as well as deployment on successful tests via PSDeploy
Integrated development of c# and visual basic.NET web and desktop applications.