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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; Test Kitchen: Integration tool for developing and testing infrastructure code and software on isolated target platforms. Test Kitchen has a static, declarative configuration in a .kitchen.yml file at the root of your project. It is designed to execute isolated code run in pristine environments ensuring that no prior state exists. A plugin architecture gives you the freedom to run your code on any cloud, virtualization, or bare metal resources and allows you to write acceptance criteria in whatever framework you desire.

Buildkite and Test Kitchen can be categorized as "Continuous Integration" tools.

"Great customer support" is the top reason why over 17 developers like Buildkite, while over 3 developers mention "Automated testing" as the leading cause for choosing Test Kitchen.

Test Kitchen is an open source tool with 1.62K GitHub stars and 543 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Test Kitchen's open source repository on GitHub.

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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 Test Kitchen?

Test Kitchen has a static, declarative configuration in a .kitchen.yml file at the root of your project. It is designed to execute isolated code run in pristine environments ensuring that no prior state exists. A plugin architecture gives you the freedom to run your code on any cloud, virtualization, or bare metal resources and allows you to write acceptance criteria in whatever framework you desire.
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        What are some alternatives to Buildkite and Test Kitchen?
        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.
        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.
        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.
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        Buildkite
        Buildkite

        I use Buildkite because it's the only CI system I've found that strikes a reasonable balance between flexibility and usability. You can accomplish pretty much any standard CI task out of the box with a simple, easy to understand interface and sane defaults, while the hooks and pipeline systems offer enough configurability to rival Jenkins - but without the misery that using Jenkins is certain to entail.

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        Buildkite
        Buildkite

        I use Buildkite because it balances enormous flexibility with easy out of the box configuration. We use it for everything from automating builds (which involves running huge test suites where the parallel builds feature is invaluable) to doing nightly batch jobs for our production environment. Super flexible, amazing tool

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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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