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Drone.io vs Github Actions: What are the differences?

Developers describe Drone.io as "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.. On the other hand, Github Actions is detailed as "Automate your workflow from idea to production". It makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want.

Drone.io and Github Actions can be categorized as "Continuous Integration" tools.

Some of the features offered by Drone.io are:

  • Free for open-source
  • GitHub, BitBucket integration
  • Browser testing

On the other hand, Github Actions provides the following key features:

  • Multiple workflow files support
  • Free and open source
  • Workflow run interface

According to the StackShare community, Drone.io has a broader approval, being mentioned in 88 company stacks & 198 developers stacks; compared to Github Actions, which is listed in 39 company stacks and 60 developer stacks.

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Pros of Drone.io
Pros of GitHub Actions
  • 51
    Open source
  • 50
    Built on docker
  • 27
    Free for open source
  • 23
    GitHub integration
  • 18
    Easy Setup
  • 17
    Hosted internally
  • 17
    Flexible scripting
  • 10
    Bitbucket integration
  • 7
    GitLab integration
  • 7
    Works with Heroku
  • 6
    Gogs integration
  • 4
    Browser testing
  • 4
    Works with Google AppEngine
  • 4
    Active Community
  • 3
    Works with Amazon
  • 2
    Works with Cloud Foundry
  • 2
    Gitea Integration
  • 1
    Configuration as code
  • 1
    Eazy to use
  • 1
    Easy tool to automate CI pipeline. Running in an hour
  • 1
    Easy pipelines
  • 1
    Only need yml config
  • 1
    Written in Go
  • 4
    Integration with GitHub
  • 4
    Free
  • 3
    Easy to duplicate a workflow
  • 2
    Docker Support
  • 2
    Read actions in Marketplace
  • 2
    Ready actions in Marketplace
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    Configs stored in .github
  • 1
    Active Development Roadmap

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Cons of Drone.io
Cons of GitHub Actions
  • 2
    Very basic documentation
  • 5
    Lacking [skip ci]
  • 4
    Lacking allow failure
  • 3
    Lacking job specific badges
  • 2
    No ssh login to servers
  • 1
    No Deployment Projects
  • 1
    No manual launch

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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.

What is GitHub Actions?

It makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want.

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What are some alternatives to Drone.io and GitHub Actions?
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.
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.
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.
GitLab
GitLab offers git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, activity feeds and wikis. Enterprises install GitLab on-premise and connect it with LDAP and Active Directory servers for secure authentication and authorization. A single GitLab server can handle more than 25,000 users but it is also possible to create a high availability setup with multiple active servers.
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