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Azure DevOps vs CircleCI: What are the differences?

Azure DevOps: Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software. Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support; 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.

Azure DevOps can be classified as a tool in the "Project Management" category, while CircleCI is grouped under "Continuous Integration".

Some of the features offered by Azure DevOps are:

  • Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
  • Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
  • Git: free private repositories, pull requests

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

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

"Complete and powerful" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Azure DevOps, while over 218 developers mention "Github integration" as the leading cause for choosing CircleCI.

According to the StackShare community, CircleCI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 944 company stacks & 388 developers stacks; compared to Azure DevOps, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 68 developer stacks.

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What is Azure DevOps?

Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support.

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.
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What are some alternatives to Azure DevOps 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.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
AWS CodePipeline
CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
Jira
Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster.
Trello
Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.
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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.

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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.

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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 Azure DevOps and CircleCI
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Andrew Miller uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

VSO/Team Services are a natural extension of my TFS experience. Manage projects, version control, testing & continuous integration pipeline (CI/CD). Integration with Azure. Full SDLC.

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Daniel Kovacs uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

We use VSTS to host our repos, to manage our backlog and plan our sprints, to track our work (tasks and bugs), host our knowledge-base (wiki) and a lot more. I am the team admin.

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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/.

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jasonmjohnson uses CircleCICircleCI

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

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GHA Technologies uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

Integrated development of c# and visual basic.NET web and desktop applications.

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nextdocdev uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

Code version and integration with QA and develop teams

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