AWS CodePipeline vs Go.CD: What are the differences?
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; Go.CD: Open source continuous delivery tool allows for advanced workflow modeling and dependencies management. GoCD is an open source continuous delivery server created by ThoughtWorks. GoCD offers business a first-class build and deployment engine for complete control and visibility.
AWS CodePipeline belongs to "Continuous Deployment" category of the tech stack, while Go.CD can be primarily classified under "Continuous Integration".
Some of the features offered by AWS CodePipeline are:
- Workflow Modeling
- AWS Integrations
- Pre-Built Plugins
On the other hand, Go.CD provides the following key features:
- Model complex workflows with dependency management and parallel execution
- Easy to pass once-built binaries between stages
- Visibility into your end-to-end workflow. Track a change from commit to deploy at a glance
"Simple to set up" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodePipeline over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Go.CD.
Go.CD is an open source tool with 5.02K GitHub stars and 791 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Go.CD's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, AWS CodePipeline has a broader approval, being mentioned in 29 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to Go.CD, which is listed in 28 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.