Concourse vs Drone.io

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Concourse vs Drone.io: What are the differences?

What is Concourse? Pipeline-based CI system written in Go. Concourse's principles reduce the risk of switching to and from Concourse, by encouraging practices that decouple your project from your CI's little details, and keeping all configuration in declarative files that can be checked into version control.

What is 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..

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

"Real pipelines" is the primary reason why developers consider Concourse over the competitors, whereas "Open source" was stated as the key factor in picking Drone.io.

Concourse is an open source tool with 3.92K GitHub stars and 472 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Concourse's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Drone.io has a broader approval, being mentioned in 46 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Concourse, which is listed in 18 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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I'm planning to setup complete CD-CD setup for spark and python application which we are going to deploy in aws lambda and EMR Cluster. Which tool would be best one to choose. Since my company is trying to adopt to concourse i would like to understand what are the lack of capabilities concourse have . Thanks in advance !

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Maxi Krone
Cloud Engineer at fme AG · | 2 upvotes · 129.1K views
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I would definetly recommend Concourse to you, as it is one of the most advanced modern methods of making CI/CD while Jenkins is an old monolithic dinosaur. Concourse itself is cloudnative and containerbased which helps you to build simple, high-performance and scalable CI/CD pipelines. In my opinion, the only lack of skills you have with Concourse is your own knowledge of how to build pipelines and automate things. Technincally there is no lack, i would even say you can extend it way more easily. But as a Con it is more easy to interact with Jenkins if you are only used to UIs. Concourse needs someone which is capable of using CLIs.

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Pros of Concourse
Pros of Drone.io
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    Real pipelines
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    Containerised builds
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    Flexible engine
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    Fast
  • 3
    Open source
  • 3
    Simple configuration management
  • 3
    No Snowflakes
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    You have to do everything
  • 1
    Fancy Visualization
  • 51
    Open source
  • 50
    Built on docker
  • 27
    Free for open source
  • 22
    GitHub integration
  • 18
    Easy Setup
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    Hosted internally
  • 17
    Flexible scripting
  • 10
    Bitbucket integration
  • 7
    GitLab integration
  • 7
    Works with Heroku
  • 6
    Gogs integration
  • 4
    Active Community
  • 4
    Browser testing
  • 4
    Works with Google AppEngine
  • 3
    Works with Amazon
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    Gitea Integration
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    Works with Cloud Foundry
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    Written in Go
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    Configuration as code
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    Eazy to use
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    Only need yml config
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    Easy pipelines
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    Easy tool to automate CI pipeline. Running in an hour

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Cons of Concourse
Cons of Drone.io
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    Fail forward instead of rollback pattern
  • 2
    Very basic documentation

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What is Concourse?

Concourse's principles reduce the risk of switching to and from Concourse, by encouraging practices that decouple your project from your CI's little details, and keeping all configuration in declarative files that can be checked into version control.

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 Concourse and Drone.io?
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.
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.
Spinnaker
Created at Netflix, it has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.
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.
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