AWS CodeBuild vs Heroku CI: 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; Heroku CI: Fast, low-setup CI that’s easy to use. On every push to GitHub, Heroku CI runs your tests in a disposable Heroku app, so there’s never a wait time for a free CI worker. Tests run fast, on Performance dynos.
AWS CodeBuild and Heroku CI belong to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.
According to the StackShare community, AWS CodeBuild has a broader approval, being mentioned in 21 company stacks & 14 developers stacks; compared to Heroku CI, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.
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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!