AWS CodeBuild vs Blue Ocean: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS CodeBuild as "Build and test code with continuous scaling". 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’t need to provision, manage, and scale your own build servers. On the other hand, Blue Ocean is detailed as "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.
AWS CodeBuild and Blue Ocean can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.
Some of the features offered by AWS CodeBuild are:
- Fully Managed Build Service
- Continuous Scaling
- Enables Continuous Integration
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.
"Pay per minute" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodeBuild over the competitors, whereas "Beautiful interface" was stated as the key factor in picking Blue Ocean.
Blue Ocean is an open source tool with 2.48K GitHub stars and 432 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Blue Ocean's open source repository on GitHub.
Convox, Volta Industries, and ChromaDex are some of the popular companies that use AWS CodeBuild, whereas Blue Ocean is used by CityLiv, Nexus National Security Network, and iCodeBetter. AWS CodeBuild has a broader approval, being mentioned in 21 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Blue Ocean, which is listed in 4 company stacks and 10 developer stacks.