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Buildkite vs Drone.io: What are the differences?

Buildkite: Fast, secure and scalable CI/CD for all your software projects. CI and build automation tool that combines the power of your own build infrastructure with the convenience of a managed, centralized web UI. Used by Shopify, Basecamp, Digital Ocean, Venmo, Cochlear, Bugsnag and more; 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..

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

Some of the features offered by Buildkite are:

  • Fast and stable builds
  • Open source agent runs on almost any machine and architecture
  • Freedom to use your own internal or pre-release tools and services

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

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

"Great customer support" is the top reason why over 17 developers like Buildkite, while over 45 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Drone.io.

According to the StackShare community, Drone.io has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Buildkite, which is listed in 37 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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What is Buildkite?

CI and build automation tool that combines the power of your own build infrastructure with the convenience of a managed, centralized web UI. Used by Shopify, Basecamp, Digital Ocean, Venmo, Cochlear, Bugsnag and more.

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 Buildkite and Drone.io?
      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.
      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.
      Travis CI
      Free for open source projects, our CI environment provides multiple runtimes (e.g. Node.js or PHP versions), data stores and so on. Because of this, hosting your project on travis-ci.com means you can effortlessly test your library or applications against multiple runtimes and data stores without even having all of them installed locally.
      Codeship
      Codeship runs your automated tests and configured deployment when you push to your repository. It takes care of managing and scaling the infrastructure so that you are able to test and release more frequently and get faster feedback for building the product your users need.
      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.
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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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      Tim Lucas uses BuildkiteBuildkite

      Buildkite provides testing of the Rails application via a Docker container with Docker Compose. The Buildkite Agent runs on a small Digital Ocean droplet, runs the integration and model tests, and marks the GitHub commit for Heroku to perform their auto-deployments once the build is green.

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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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      Shiqiang Yu uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      CI/CD

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