Bamboo vs GitLab CI: What are the differences?
What is Bamboo? Tie automated builds, tests, and releases together in a single workflow. Focus on coding and count on Bamboo as your CI and build server! Create multi-stage build plans, set up triggers to start builds upon commits, and assign agents to your critical builds and deployments.
What is GitLab CI? GitLab integrated CI to test, build and deploy your code. GitLab offers a continuous integration service. If you add a .gitlab-ci.yml file to the root directory of your repository, and configure your GitLab project to use a Runner, then each merge request or push triggers your CI pipeline.
Bamboo and GitLab CI belong to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.
"Integrates with other Atlassian tools" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Bamboo, while over 16 developers mention "Robust CI with awesome Docker support" as the leading cause for choosing GitLab CI.
According to the StackShare community, GitLab CI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 210 company stacks & 93 developers stacks; compared to Bamboo, which is listed in 62 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.
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We use GitLab CI because of the great native integration as a part of the GitLab framework and the linting-capabilities it offers. The visualization of complex pipelines and the embedding within the project overview made Gitlab CI even more convenient. We use it for all projects, all deployments and as a part of GitLab Pages.
While we initially used the Shell-executor, we quickly switched to the Docker-executor and use it exclusively now.
We formerly used Jenkins but preferred to handle everything within GitLab . Aside from the unification of our infrastructure another motivation was the "configuration-in-file"-approach, that Gitlab CI offered, while Jenkins support of this concept was very limited and users had to resort to using the webinterface. Since the file is included within the repository, it is also version controlled, which was a huge plus for us.
We are using GitLab CI and were very happy with it. The integration of all tools like CI/CD, tickets, etc makes it very easy to stay on top of things. But be aware, Gitlab currently does not have iOS build support. So if you want to exchange that for CircleCI / Codeship to have to invest some effort. We are using a managed Mac OS device and installed the Gitlab runner there, to have iOS builds.
Ferramenta de integração contínua e entrega contínua. Utilizada para garantir a integridade de toda a aplicação e permitir que todo o serviço esteja atualizado em produção
We use Gitlab CI to unit and component test all of our application/components/modules. Therefore we use Docker runners.
GitLab CI is extremely flexible and easy to use. We also enjoy the elastic build infrastructure which is Docker based.