DotCi vs Semaphore: What are the differences?
What is DotCi? Jenkins plugin with GitHub and Docker integration. DotCi is a Jenkins plugin created by Groupon that makes job management easy with built-in GitHub integration, push-button job creation, and YAML powered build configuration and customization. It comes prepackaged with Docker support as well, which means bootstrapping a new build environment from scratch can take as little as 15 minutes. DotCi has been a critical tool for Groupon internally for managing build and release pipelines for the wide variety of technologies in their SOA landscape.
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.
DotCi and Semaphore can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.
Some of the features offered by DotCi are:
- Deep Integration with Source Control – for us that’s Github Enterprise
- Integration with Github webhooks
- Feedback sent to the committer or pusher via Email, Hipchat, Campfire, etc.
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
DotCi is an open source tool with 505 GitHub stars and 65 GitHub forks. Here's a link to DotCi's open source repository on GitHub.
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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.