AWS CodePipeline vs fastlane: What are the differences?
What is AWS CodePipeline? Continuous delivery service for fast and reliable application updates. CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
What is fastlane? Connect all iOS deployment tools into one streamlined workflow. fastlane lets you define and run your deployment pipelines for different environments. It helps you unify your app’s release process and automate the whole process. fastlane connects all fastlane tools and third party tools, like CocoaPods.
AWS CodePipeline and fastlane are primarily classified as "Continuous Deployment" and "Mobile Continuous Integration" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by AWS CodePipeline are:
- Workflow Modeling
- AWS Integrations
- Pre-Built Plugins
On the other hand, fastlane provides the following key features:
- Connect all build tools together
- Define multiple lanes for different needs
- Jenkins Integration
"Simple to set up" is the top reason why over 3 developers like AWS CodePipeline, while over 17 developers mention "Easy to use" as the leading cause for choosing fastlane.
fastlane is an open source tool with 26K GitHub stars and 3.96K GitHub forks. Here's a link to fastlane's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, fastlane has a broader approval, being mentioned in 93 company stacks & 22 developers stacks; compared to AWS CodePipeline, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.
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Fastlane is a perfect tool for the build distributions. Its pretty simple settings allow composing the app builds just with one command. For Flutter it is set up for distributing Crashlytics and Test Flight builds.