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AWS CodeDeploy vs BrowserStack: What are the differences?

What is AWS CodeDeploy? Coordinate application deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications.

What is BrowserStack? Instant access to a lab of 1000+ real mobile and desktop browsers for testing. Live, Web-Based Browser Testing Instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. Say goodbye to your lab of devices and virtual machines.

AWS CodeDeploy can be classified as a tool in the "Deployment as a Service" category, while BrowserStack is grouped under "Browser Testing".

Some of the features offered by AWS CodeDeploy are:

  • AWS CodeDeploy fully automates your code deployments, allowing you to deploy reliably and rapidly
  • AWS CodeDeploy helps maximize your application availability by performing rolling updates across your Amazon EC2 instances and tracking application health according to configurable rules
  • AWS CodeDeploy allows you to easily launch and track the status of your deployments through the AWS Management Console or the AWS CLI

On the other hand, BrowserStack provides the following key features:

  • Real Device Cloud. Test on a range of physical Android and iOS mobile devices and tablets for the most accurate results
  • 1100+ desktop browsers. Latest versions of IE, Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and more on a range of Windows and OS X platforms on a robust cloud infrastructure
  • Test dev environments. Our Local Testing feature allows you to test development and internal websites seamlessly, without setup or configuration

"Automates code deployments" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodeDeploy over the competitors, whereas "Multiple browsers" was stated as the key factor in picking BrowserStack.

Wikipedia, New Yorker, and Movielala are some of the popular companies that use BrowserStack, whereas AWS CodeDeploy is used by Adsia, Algorithmia, and indico. BrowserStack has a broader approval, being mentioned in 572 company stacks & 230 developers stacks; compared to AWS CodeDeploy, which is listed in 57 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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I have already used Perfecto mobile, and Sauce Labs in my other projects before. I want to know how different or better is AWS Device farm in usage and how advantageous it would be for us to use it over other mentioned tools

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Pros of AWS CodeDeploy
Pros of BrowserStack
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    Automates code deployments
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    Backed by Amazon
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    Adds autoscaling lifecycle hooks
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    Git integration
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    Multiple browsers
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    Ease of use
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    Real browsers
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    Ability to use it locally
  • 22
    Good price
  • 17
    Great web interface
  • 15
    IE support
  • 13
    Official mobile emulators
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    Cloud-based access
  • 11
    Instant access
  • 6
    Real mobile devices
  • 5
    Multiple Desktop OS
  • 4
    Selenium compatible
  • 4
    Can be used for Testing and E2E
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    Screenshots
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    Video of test runs
  • 3
    Pre-installed developer tools
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    Many browsers
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    Webdriver compatible
  • 2
    Favourites
  • 2
    Supports Manual, Functional and Visual Diff Testing
  • 1
    Free for Open Source
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    Cypress Compatible

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Cons of AWS CodeDeploy
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      Very limited choice of minor versions

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    What is AWS CodeDeploy?

    AWS CodeDeploy is a service that automates code deployments to Amazon EC2 instances. AWS CodeDeploy makes it easier for you to rapidly release new features, helps you avoid downtime during deployment, and handles the complexity of updating your applications.

    What is BrowserStack?

    BrowserStack is a leading software testing platform for developers to comprehensively test their websites and mobile applications across 2,000+ real browsers and devices in a single cloud platform—and at scale.

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    What are some alternatives to AWS CodeDeploy and BrowserStack?
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    Jenkins
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    Docker
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    Ansible
    Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
    Chef
    Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
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