Buildbot vs GitLab: 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; GitLab: Open source self-hosted Git management software. GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
Buildbot belongs to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack, while GitLab can be primarily classified under "Code Collaboration & Version Control".
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, GitLab provides the following key features:
- Manage git repositories with fine grained access controls that keep your code secure
- Perform code reviews and enhance collaboration with merge requests
- Each project can also have an issue tracker and a wiki
"Highly configurable builds" is the primary reason why developers consider Buildbot over the competitors, whereas "Self hosted" was stated as the key factor in picking GitLab.
Buildbot and GitLab are both open source tools. GitLab with 20.1K GitHub stars and 5.33K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Buildbot with 3.98K GitHub stars and 1.36K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, GitLab has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1219 company stacks & 1431 developers stacks; compared to Buildbot, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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