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Blue Ocean vs Github Actions: What are the differences?

What is Blue Ocean? A reboot of the Jenkins CI/CD User Experience. Designed from the ground up for Jenkins Pipeline and compatible with Freestyle jobs, Blue Ocean reduces clutter and increases clarity for every member of your team.

What is Github Actions? Automate your workflow from idea to production. It makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want.

Blue Ocean and Github Actions belong to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Blue Ocean are:

  • Sophisticated visualizations of CD pipelines, allowing for fast and intuitive comprehension of software pipeline status.
  • Pipeline editor (In Development) that makes automating CD pipelines approachable by guiding the user through an intuitive and visual process to create a pipeline.
  • Personalization of the Jenkins UI to suit the role-based needs of each member of the DevOps team.

On the other hand, Github Actions provides the following key features:

  • Multiple workflow files support
  • Free and open source
  • Workflow run interface

Blue Ocean is an open source tool with 2.67K GitHub stars and 485 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Blue Ocean's open source repository on GitHub.

Craftbase, Rainist, and Walls.io are some of the popular companies that use Github Actions, whereas Blue Ocean is used by iCodeBetter, Nexus National Security Network, and Ebix. Github Actions has a broader approval, being mentioned in 39 company stacks & 60 developers stacks; compared to Blue Ocean, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 71 developer stacks.

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Pros of Blue Ocean
Pros of GitHub Actions
  • 7
    Beautiful interface
  • 7
    Integration with GitHub
  • 5
    Free
  • 3
    Easy to duplicate a workflow
  • 3
    Ready actions in Marketplace
  • 2
    Configs stored in .github
  • 2
    Docker Support
  • 2
    Read actions in Marketplace
  • 1
    Active Development Roadmap
  • 1
    Fast

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Cons of Blue Ocean
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    • 5
      Lacking [skip ci]
    • 4
      Lacking allow failure
    • 3
      Lacking job specific badges
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      No ssh login to servers
    • 1
      No Deployment Projects
    • 1
      No manual launch

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    What is Blue Ocean?

    Designed from the ground up for Jenkins Pipeline and compatible with Freestyle jobs, Blue Ocean reduces clutter and increases clarity for every member of your team.

    What is GitHub Actions?

    It makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want.

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