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Buildbot vs Vagrant: 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, Vagrant is detailed as "A tool for building and distributing development environments". Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Buildbot can be classified as a tool in the "Continuous Integration" category, while Vagrant is grouped under "Virtual Machine Management".

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, Vagrant provides the following key features:

  • Boxes
  • Up And SSH
  • Synced Folders

"Highly configurable builds" is the top reason why over 8 developers like Buildbot, while over 354 developers mention "Development environments" as the leading cause for choosing Vagrant.

Buildbot and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K 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, Vagrant has a broader approval, being mentioned in 802 company stacks & 475 developers stacks; compared to Buildbot, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

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Pros of Buildbot
Pros of Vagrant
  • 9
    Highly configurable builds
  • 5
    Hosted internally
  • 5
    Beautiful waterfall
  • 4
    Free open source
  • 3
    Python
  • 1
    No external web fonts by default
  • 352
    Development environments
  • 290
    Simple bootstraping
  • 238
    Free
  • 139
    Boxes
  • 130
    Provisioning
  • 84
    Portable
  • 81
    Synced folders
  • 69
    Reproducible
  • 51
    Ssh
  • 44
    Very flexible
  • 5
    Works well, can be replicated easily with other devs
  • 5
    Easy-to-share, easy-to-version dev configuration
  • 3
    Great
  • 3
    Just works
  • 2
    Quick way to get running
  • 1
    DRY - "Do Not Repeat Yourself"
  • 1
    What is vagrant?
  • 1
    Good documentation
  • 1
    Container Friendly

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Cons of Buildbot
Cons of Vagrant
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    • 2
      Can become v complex w prod. provisioner (Salt, etc.)
    • 2
      Multiple VMs quickly eat up disk space
    • 1
      Development environment that kills your battery

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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 Vagrant?

    Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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    What are some alternatives to Buildbot and Vagrant?
    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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