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Buildbot vs Drone.io: What are the differences?

Buildbot: Python-based continuous integration testing framework. BuildBot is a system to automate the compile/test cycle required by most software projects to validate code changes. By automatically rebuilding and testing the tree each time something has changed, build problems are pinpointed quickly, before other developers are inconvenienced by the failure; Drone.io: Open source continuous integration platform built on Docker. Drone is a hosted continuous integration service. It enables you to conveniently set up projects to automatically build, test, and deploy as you make changes to your code Drone integrates seamlessly with Github, Bitbucket and Google Code as well as third party services such as Heroku, Dotcloud, Google AppEngine and more..

Buildbot and Drone.io can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.

Some of the features offered by Buildbot are:

  • run builds on a variety of slave platforms
  • arbitrary build process: handles projects using C, Python, whatever
  • minimal host requirements: Python and Twisted

On the other hand, Drone.io provides the following key features:

  • Free for open-source
  • GitHub, BitBucket integration
  • Browser testing

"Highly configurable builds" is the primary reason why developers consider Buildbot over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Drone.io.

Buildbot is an open source tool with 4K GitHub stars and 1.37K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Buildbot's open source repository on GitHub.

Packet, Geocodio, and Clay.io are some of the popular companies that use Drone.io, whereas Buildbot is used by Mozilla, Animoto, and Fetch Robotics. Drone.io has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Buildbot, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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What is Buildbot?

BuildBot is a system to automate the compile/test cycle required by most software projects to validate code changes. By automatically rebuilding and testing the tree each time something has changed, build problems are pinpointed quickly, before other developers are inconvenienced by the failure.

What is Drone.io?

Drone is a hosted continuous integration service. It enables you to conveniently set up projects to automatically build, test, and deploy as you make changes to your code. Drone integrates seamlessly with Github, Bitbucket and Google Code as well as third party services such as Heroku, Dotcloud, Google AppEngine and more.
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      What are some alternatives to Buildbot and Drone.io?
      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.
      TeamCity
      TeamCity is a user-friendly continuous integration (CI) server for professional developers, build engineers, and DevOps. It is trivial to setup and absolutely free for small teams and open source projects.
      GitLab CI
      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.
      Bitbucket
      Bitbucket gives teams one place to plan projects, collaborate on code, test and deploy, all with free private Git repositories. Teams choose Bitbucket because it has a superior Jira integration, built-in CI/CD, & is free for up to 5 users.
      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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      Chris Saylor uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      Drone acts as our CI service for testing our application. We also use it as a deployment server for building docker images for production once tests pass on the master branch. The docker image acts as a deployment artifact that Convox can use to deploy.

      Our client platform utilizes Electron which is also built and pushed to S3 for download.

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      Tristan Bailey uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      For testing and building

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      Kehao Chen uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      Continuous integration

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      WeeBull uses BuildbotBuildbot

      Continuous Integration

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      Shiqiang Yu uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      CI/CD

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