AWS CodeBuild vs CircleCI

Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

AWS CodeBuild
AWS CodeBuild

93
50
+ 1
35
CircleCI
CircleCI

3.3K
1.9K
+ 1
939
Add tool

AWS CodeBuild vs CircleCI: What are the differences?

AWS CodeBuild: 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; CircleCI: Automate your development process quickly, safely, and at scale. 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.

AWS CodeBuild and CircleCI 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, CircleCI provides the following key features:

  • Language-Inclusive Support
  • Custom Environments
  • Flexible Resource Allocation

"Pay per minute" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodeBuild over the competitors, whereas "Github integration" was stated as the key factor in picking CircleCI.

According to the StackShare community, CircleCI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 925 company stacks & 372 developers stacks; compared to AWS CodeBuild, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

- No public GitHub repository available -
- No public GitHub repository available -

What is AWS CodeBuild?

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.

What is 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.
Get Advice Icon

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Why do developers choose AWS CodeBuild?
Why do developers choose CircleCI?

Sign up to add, upvote and see more prosMake informed product decisions

What are the cons of using AWS CodeBuild?
What are the cons of using CircleCI?
    Be the first to leave a con
    What companies use AWS CodeBuild?
    What companies use CircleCI?

    Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

    What tools integrate with AWS CodeBuild?
    What tools integrate with CircleCI?

    Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

    What are some alternatives to AWS CodeBuild and CircleCI?
    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.
    AWS CodePipeline
    CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
    Apache Maven
    Maven allows a project to build using its project object model (POM) and a set of plugins that are shared by all projects using Maven, providing a uniform build system. Once you familiarize yourself with how one Maven project builds you automatically know how all Maven projects build saving you immense amounts of time when trying to navigate many projects.
    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.
    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.
    See all alternatives
    Decisions about AWS CodeBuild and CircleCI
    No stack decisions found
    Interest over time
    Reviews of AWS CodeBuild and CircleCI
    Avatar of nzoschke
    Engineering Manager at Segment
    Review ofAWS CodeBuildAWS CodeBuild

    The open-source Convox Platform-as-a-Service is built entirely on AWS cloud services.

    Through this lens, it's been obvious that AWS has been missing a managed build service. For the past year we've had to work around this by building our own build service on ECS and ECR. You can read more on my AWS Missing Parts: Build Service blog post.

    So I'm excited to finally have this service. After a quick weekend prototype, the service works as expected and will unlock Cheaper, Faster and Safer Builds for our systems.

    This is a classic AWS service. It's tricky to figure out all the options. I recommend jumping straight to the Docker example docs:

    You'll need to figure IAM, Build Project JSON, and Build Spec YAML to get it all working.

    But once you do, you've unlocked managed builds on small, medium or large compute types. No instances required!

    Review ofCircleCICircleCI

    I use CircleCI as part of a cross platform mobile app to build and test the app as well as deploying .apk files to an s3 bucket.

    Alongside CircleCI this repo also has a TravisCI setup for iOS. The CircleCI build has always been quicker and since moving from CircleCI v1 to CircleCI v2 it blows the TravisCI build out of the water. I'm really impressed with the performance gains from moving to v2. I'm pretty sure I could achieve similar results in Travis as well, but it was really easy to setup the Android CI build in Circle making use of Docker.

    Avatar of regentgal
    VP of Engineering at Jetpack Workflow
    Review ofCircleCICircleCI

    After trying several CI systems, we stuck with CircleCI because of the inference engine in CircleCI 1.0 made setup a breeze. We were up and running quickly. Builds are reliable, nicely integrated into GitHub, and anytime we've had a question, the support team was there to help. The 2.0 system provides Docker support and far more customization and is still fairly easy to set up with helpful documentation.

    Review ofCircleCICircleCI

    CircleCI has become our CI of choice. The UI is really good and it has all the integrations we need. The 2.0 upgrade was not yet possible for one of our projects due to outdated gems, however, I have been able to get it working for a different one.

    Avatar of ryuzaki01
    Information Technology
    Review ofCircleCICircleCI

    It help us with the automated build and test and also provide us with the build artifacts which we can use for the deployment also give use archive for each of our build, this things save us alot of time and cost

    Review ofCircleCICircleCI

    We use CircleCI to deploy to server. It is much easier than other websites like Travis especially for the free tier. It is especially useful for open source projects that need private access behind the scenes.

    How developers use AWS CodeBuild and CircleCI
    Avatar of AngeloR
    AngeloR uses CircleCICircleCI

    We originally used CircleCI as our self-contained build system for our internal node modules. It was very easy to set up and configure. Unfortunately we ended up stepping away from it to Jenkins and then CodePipeline due to better integration with our various applications.

    Avatar of Jeff Flynn
    Jeff Flynn uses CircleCICircleCI

    We prefer CircleCI because we care about testing our apps. We found it is better to invest the time writing rSPEC tests to ensure we don't insert any regression bugs with new branches. It's also nice to have a fully-automated deployment process from GitHub to Heroku.

    Avatar of Matt Welke
    Matt Welke uses CircleCICircleCI

    Used for CI/CD for all proofs of concept and personal projects, because of ease of use, GitHub integrations, and free tier.

    Also used for example repos hosted in GitHub, paired with Dependabot, so that example repo dependencies are kept up to date.

    Avatar of Marc3842h
    Marc3842h uses CircleCICircleCI

    CircleCI is used as continues integration system for shiro and all of its modules.

    It automatically deploys the latest GitHub commit to https://shiro.host/.

    Avatar of jasonmjohnson
    jasonmjohnson uses CircleCICircleCI

    CircleCI will be used for deployment and continuous integration using a scripted configuration that deploys to Amazon EC2.

    Avatar of Patty R
    Patty R uses AWS CodeBuildAWS CodeBuild

    build, test, deploys code

    How much does AWS CodeBuild cost?
    How much does CircleCI cost?
    News about AWS CodeBuild
    More news