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Appveyor vs Blue Ocean: What are the differences?

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; Blue Ocean: A reboot of the Jenkins CI/CD User Experience. Designed from the ground up for Jenkins Pipeline and compatible with Freestyle jobs, Blue Ocean reduces clutter and increases clarity for every member of your team.

Appveyor and Blue Ocean belong to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.

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, Blue Ocean provides the following key features:

  • Sophisticated visualizations of CD pipelines, allowing for fast and intuitive comprehension of software pipeline status.
  • Pipeline editor (In Development) that makes automating CD pipelines approachable by guiding the user through an intuitive and visual process to create a pipeline.
  • Personalization of the Jenkins UI to suit the role-based needs of each member of the DevOps team.

"Github integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Appveyor over the competitors, whereas "Beautiful interface" was stated as the key factor in picking Blue Ocean.

Blue Ocean is an open source tool with 2.49K GitHub stars and 435 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Blue Ocean's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Appveyor has a broader approval, being mentioned in 19 company stacks & 16 developers stacks; compared to Blue Ocean, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.

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Pros of Appveyor
Pros of Blue Ocean
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    Github integration
  • 18
    Simple, reliable & powerful
  • 12
    Hosted
  • 11
    YML-based configuration
  • 10
    Nuget support
  • 6
    Windows support
  • 4
    Free for open source
  • 4
    Automatic deployment
  • 3
    Great product, responsive people, free for open-source
  • 2
    Easy PowerShell support
  • 2
    Easy handling of secret keys
  • 1
    Remote Desktop into Build Worker
  • 1
    Advanced build workers available
  • 7
    Beautiful interface

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Cons of Appveyor
Cons of Blue Ocean
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    Complex user interface
  • 1
    Poor documentation
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    What is Appveyor?

    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 Blue Ocean?

    Designed from the ground up for Jenkins Pipeline and compatible with Freestyle jobs, Blue Ocean reduces clutter and increases clarity for every member of your team.

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    What are some alternatives to Appveyor and Blue Ocean?
    TeamCity
    TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.
    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.
    CircleCI
    Continuous integration and delivery platform helps software teams rapidly release code with confidence by automating the build, test, and deploy process. Offers a modern software development platform that lets teams ramp.
    Azure DevOps
    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.
    GitLab
    GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
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