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Appveyor vs Laravel Homestead: What are the differences?

Developers describe Appveyor as "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. On the other hand, Laravel Homestead is detailed as "The official Laravel local development environment (Vagrant box)". Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

Appveyor belongs to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack, while Laravel Homestead can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine".

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, Laravel Homestead provides the following key features:

  • Ubuntu 14.04
  • PHP 5.6
  • HHVM

"Github integration" is the top reason why over 18 developers like Appveyor, while over 18 developers mention "Easy to setup" as the leading cause for choosing Laravel Homestead.

Laravel Homestead is an open source tool with 3.14K GitHub stars and 1.32K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Laravel Homestead's open source repository on GitHub.

Timekit, Pitcherific, and HigherMe are some of the popular companies that use Laravel Homestead, whereas Appveyor is used by Snipcart, Exceptionless, and Poq. Laravel Homestead has a broader approval, being mentioned in 21 company stacks & 24 developers stacks; compared to Appveyor, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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Pros of Appveyor
Pros of Laravel Homestead
  • 20
    Github integration
  • 18
    Simple, reliable & powerful
  • 11
    Hosted
  • 11
    YML-based configuration
  • 10
    Nuget support
  • 6
    Windows support
  • 4
    Automatic deployment
  • 4
    Free for open source
  • 3
    Great product, responsive people, free for open-source
  • 2
    Easy PowerShell support
  • 2
    Easy handling of secret keys
  • 1
    Advanced build workers available
  • 1
    Remote Desktop into Build Worker
  • 19
    Easy to setup
  • 13
    Native enviroment
  • 1
    Cool if you finally get it set up 4 Win10 by night Devs

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Cons of Appveyor
Cons of Laravel Homestead
  • 1
    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 Laravel Homestead?

    Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.

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    What are some alternatives to Appveyor and Laravel Homestead?
    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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