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Buildkite vs Semaphore: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Semaphore? 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.

Buildkite and Semaphore 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, 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

"Great customer support" is the primary reason why developers consider Buildkite over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Semaphore.

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