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Buildbot vs Semaphore: What are the differences?

Developers describe Buildbot as "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. On the other hand, Semaphore is detailed as "The continuous integration and delivery platform powering the world’s best engineering teams". Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world’s best engineering teams.

Buildbot and Semaphore can be categorized 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, Semaphore provides the following key features:

  • Docker, Kubernetes, iOS support & 100+ preinstalled Tools
  • Customizable Continuous Delivery Pipelines
  • Customizable Stages, Parallel Execution and Control Flow Switches

"Highly configurable builds" is the primary reason why developers consider Buildbot over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Semaphore.

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.

According to the StackShare community, Semaphore has a broader approval, being mentioned in 40 company stacks & 17 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 Semaphore?

Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world’s best engineering teams.
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      What are some alternatives to Buildbot and Semaphore?
      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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      Decisions about Buildbot and Semaphore
      Codeship
      Codeship
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      Semaphore
      Slack
      Slack
      GitHub
      GitHub

      When it comes to continuous Integration services, the choice is hard. There are several solutions available and it looks like the dev scene is very split. We've read and reviewed several solutions and we ended up making the choice between Codeship and Semaphore . Although Semaphore is used by slightly more developers, we've experienced a faster and easy flow using Codeship. Both do integrate Slack and GitHub very well, so this is not a point to set them apart. Both have a complex pricing system that is not that easy to calculate and predict. However, out in the wild, we found Codeship to have a better price point at heavy use.

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      danlangford uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      The Bitbucket integration with branch whitelists allows you to conserve your 100 builds this month.

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      Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      CI and Deploy (Ionic Viewer and Heroku)

      master -> Deploy develop -> CI

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      WeeBull uses BuildbotBuildbot

      Continuous Integration

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