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Codeship vs Octopus Deploy: What are the differences?

Developers describe Codeship as "A Continuous Integration Platform in the cloud". 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. On the other hand, Octopus Deploy is detailed as "Automated deployment for .NET". Octopus works with your build server to enable reliable, secure, automated releases of ASP.NET applications and Windows Services into test, staging and production environments, whether they are in the cloud or on-premises.

Codeship belongs to "Continuous Integration" category of the tech stack, while Octopus Deploy can be primarily classified under "Deployment as a Service".

Some of the features offered by Codeship are:

  • Run you automated tests | Easily set up Codeship with Github or Bitbucket and trigger your automated tests with a simple push to your repository.
  • 100 builds & 5 private projects free per month.
  • Free for OSS.

On the other hand, Octopus Deploy provides the following key features:

  • Deploy on-premises or to the cloud, securely
  • Built for .NET developers
  • Configuration and scripting

"Simple deployments" is the primary reason why developers consider Codeship over the competitors, whereas "Powerful" was stated as the key factor in picking Octopus Deploy.

Product Hunt, Swat.io, and InVisionApp are some of the popular companies that use Codeship, whereas Octopus Deploy is used by Starbucks, Olo, and Huddle. Codeship has a broader approval, being mentioned in 277 company stacks & 82 developers stacks; compared to Octopus Deploy, which is listed in 47 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is Octopus Deploy?

Octopus works with your build server to enable reliable, secure, automated releases of ASP.NET applications and Windows Services into test, staging and production environments, whether they are in the cloud or on-premises.
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What are some alternatives to Codeship and Octopus Deploy?
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.
Semaphore
Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world’s best engineering teams.
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.
Shippable
Shippable is a SaaS platform that lets you easily add Continuous Integration/Deployment to your Github and BitBucket repositories. It is lightweight, super simple to setup, and runs your builds and tests faster than any other service.
Codefresh
Automate and parallelize testing. Codefresh allows teams to spin up on-demand compositions to run unit and integration tests as part of the continuous integration process. Jenkins integration allows more complex pipelines.
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Decisions about Codeship and Octopus Deploy
GitHub
GitHub
Slack
Slack
Semaphore
Semaphore
Codeship
Codeship

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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Sebastian Dellwig
Sebastian Dellwig
Tech Lead at Porsche Digital GmbH · | 6 upvotes · 16.7K views
Codeship
Codeship
CircleCI
CircleCI
GitLab CI
GitLab CI

We are using GitLab CI and were very happy with it. The integration of all tools like CI/CD, tickets, etc makes it very easy to stay on top of things. But be aware, Gitlab currently does not have iOS build support. So if you want to exchange that for CircleCI / Codeship to have to invest some effort. We are using a managed Mac OS device and installed the Gitlab runner there, to have iOS builds.

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Reviews of Codeship and Octopus Deploy
Review ofCodeshipCodeship

Working for a web agency, I have access to many premium services for all parts of the development process which leads to two things when it comes to working on my personal projects at home.

1: I am more fussy about the quality of tools and services that I use than I was before I went from just messing around with programming to having a developer job.

2: I really don't want to pay a single fee or any kind of subscription to services as after using them all day at work I find it hard to justify personally paying a premium to use them for a bit of time at home after work.

However with Code ship neither of these things caused any issues as I found it to be very high quality and free.

On the subject of it being free, I know there are other CI solutions that are free however if you wish to use it with a private repository then unless you already have private Github repos then the fact that Code Ship integrates with Bitbucket can be extremely convenient as it means you can set up your personal projects with free private repository and a free CI / testing solution for absolutely free.

Overall Codeship has really impressed me in every way from its pricing to its clean and simple UI and its ease of use.

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Marc Qualie
Review ofCodeshipCodeship

Setting up continuous integration is complex and time consuming. I've used Codeship for 1 year now and I would never go back to previous systems such as self hosted Jenkins for any kind of web applications. The ability to change developer access on a per repository basis with the click of a button is very helpful and integration with all our services such as Github and Heroku make testing and deployment happen in the background so we can concentrate on our application and not worry about what state the live code is in. We also find the Slack integration (and flowdock before that) to be a great way to share the current code status with the whole team without getting spammed with emails on each commit and build state change while testing prototype branches or working on pull-requests.

Review ofCodeshipCodeship

Like most developers I'd love it if my deployment processes were always the same for every project so I never had to think about deployment. However, that's probably never going to happen unless we stop having clients. Codeship allows me to organize all of my deployments into one place and set them up once so that I don't have to remember the process for every nuance of every client.

Whether it's deploying a Drupal or Wordpress site to a private server, a Meteor.js app to Modulus, or just about anything else Codeship gives me the flexibility of writing my own shell scripts for custom jobs (private server) but also one-click solutions for common problems (deployment to Modulus).

Highly recommend them!

Review ofCodeshipCodeship

It's not easy to differentiate a CI/CD service because integrations matter so much more than the service itself. Didn't even need to read any docs, it just works exactly as you expect it to.

Pros:

  • Pipelines for running tests in parallel (freemium).
  • Easiest setup of any CI service I've tried.
  • Mandatory build status image service.

Cons:

  • Test runners are alright, but not that powerful. Py.test can run tests in parallel on its own, but enabling that feature doesn't seem to speed up Codeship runs.
  • Doesn't detect tox environments, so you have to specify one environment per pipeline manually.
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Ben Gandhi-Shepard
Review ofCodeshipCodeship

I spent half a day grepping CodeShip and now I have a sweet deployment process for WP sites. After a month of wrestling with Bamboo I decided to give CodeShip a try thanks to an article by CodeShip's Roman Kuba about deploying WP sites

I am now killin' WP development with my CodeShip + WPEngine setup. This is also making WP development/deployment fun for the first time. CodeShip f*cking rocks.

Review ofOctopus DeployOctopus Deploy

Using this in an environment with about 10 separate development teams. All the teams love this product and how easy it is to get started. It's very well put together, elegant, simple UI that is powerful to use, easy to understand and follow. I HIGHLY recommend this product to any shop.

It says it's for .NET and it's geared for that. But you could use it for just about any type of deployment given it's capabilities to deploy via FTP.

How developers use Codeship and Octopus Deploy
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David Flynn uses Octopus DeployOctopus Deploy

This is our CD platform. We use TFS for gated-checks and release builds. A release build packages all our components, pushes these packages to Octopus and triggers a release into our Development environment. A suite of integration tests are run and finally if all is successful the team gets a notification on Slack that a new release is available. This can then get promoted through all our non-production environments, Finally, we use offline deployments as we are not yet allowed to promote all the way to production from Octopus. Offline deployments are great as they allow us to retain our tried and tested deployment process but instead, humans become the tentacles when deploying in prod and pre-prod.

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Andrew Gatenby uses CodeshipCodeship

We use this as a CI tool when working on our API and related tools. The setup is relatively painless and it hooks directly into our Github repo's to provide reports and feedback.

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RentChek uses CodeshipCodeship

Runs a full test suite whenever we push changes to master and if everything is good, automatically deploys our changes to production.

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Kim Do Hyeon uses CodeshipCodeship

원래 CircleCI 쓰다가 갑자기 슬랙으로 알림오는게 안돼서 Codeship 쓰는 중 Circle CI가 더 편함

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azawisza uses CodeshipCodeship

build center and continous deployment for all services

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Grubster uses CodeshipCodeship

A QA tool that runs the platform's automated tests

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Valery Sntx uses Octopus DeployOctopus Deploy

Continious Deployment

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One Legal uses Octopus DeployOctopus Deploy

Deployment tool.

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