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Appveyor vs Semaphore: 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; Semaphore: The continuous integration and delivery platform powering the world鈥檚 best engineering teams. Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world鈥檚 best engineering teams.

Appveyor and Semaphore can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.

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, Semaphore provides the following key features:

  • Docker, Kubernetes, iOS support & 100+ preinstalled Tools
  • Customizable Continuous Delivery Pipelines
  • Customizable Stages, Parallel Execution and Control Flow Switches

"Github integration" is the primary reason why developers consider Appveyor over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Semaphore.

According to the StackShare community, Semaphore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 40 company stacks & 17 developers stacks; compared to Appveyor, which is listed in 19 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.

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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 Semaphore?

Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world鈥檚 best engineering teams.
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      What are some alternatives to Appveyor and Semaphore?
      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.
      Travis CI
      Free for open source projects, our CI environment provides multiple runtimes (e.g. Node.js or PHP versions), data stores and so on. Because of this, hosting your project on travis-ci.com means you can effortlessly test your library or applications against multiple runtimes and data stores without even having all of them installed locally.
      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.
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      Decisions about Appveyor and Semaphore
      Codeship
      Codeship
      Semaphore
      Semaphore
      Slack
      Slack
      GitHub
      GitHub

      When it comes to continuous Integration services, the choice is hard. There are several solutions available and it looks like the dev scene is very split. We've read and reviewed several solutions and we ended up making the choice between Codeship and Semaphore . Although Semaphore is used by slightly more developers, we've experienced a faster and easy flow using Codeship. Both do integrate Slack and GitHub very well, so this is not a point to set them apart. Both have a complex pricing system that is not that easy to calculate and predict. However, out in the wild, we found Codeship to have a better price point at heavy use.

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      Travis CI
      Travis CI
      Appveyor
      Appveyor
      GitHub
      GitHub

      I recommend using Travis CI and/or Appveyor in all projects.

      Projects using these tools have given me confidence to know that I don't cause any breaking changes. Travis CI and Appveyor have functionality to test components of a project across multiple installation projects to ensure that modifications don't break a project. These tools integrate easily with GitHub and are useful in open source projects that must review contributions from many different people.

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      Reviews of Appveyor and Semaphore
      Review ofAppveyorAppveyor

      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.

      How developers use Appveyor and Semaphore
      Avatar of Nate Ferrell
      Nate Ferrell uses AppveyorAppveyor

      We use AppVeyor for unit and integration testing of the Vaporshell module for Powershell, as well as deployment on successful tests via PSDeploy

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      danlangford uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      The Bitbucket integration with branch whitelists allows you to conserve your 100 builds this month.

      Avatar of Riderman De Sousa Barbosa
      Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      CI and Deploy (Ionic Viewer and Heroku)

      master -> Deploy develop -> CI

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      Valery Sntx uses AppveyorAppveyor

      Continious Integration

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