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Drone.io vs Portainer: 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, Portainer is detailed as "Simple management UI for Docker". Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !.

Drone.io and Portainer are primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" and "Container" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Drone.io are:

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

On the other hand, Portainer provides the following key features:

  • Docker management
  • Docker UI
  • Docker cluster management

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

Geocodio, Clay.io, and Packet are some of the popular companies that use Drone.io, whereas Portainer is used by Viadeo, Betaout, and Bluestem Brands. Drone.io has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Portainer, which is listed in 23 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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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 Portainer?

Portainer is an open-source lightweight management UI which allows you to easily manage your Docker environments. Portainer is available on Windows, Linux and Mac. It has never been so easy to manage Docker !
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      What are some alternatives to Drone.io and Portainer?
      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.
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      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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      Decisions about Drone.io and Portainer
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      Portainer

      I use Portainer because it does so good with the UI that we don't have to train our whole team to be Linux bash heros. It provides deep details without leaving details behind you would think could only come from the command line. Portainer is a professional tool that gives us enterprise features we appreciate. ( Will be blogging about this in January. )

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      Portainer
      Portainer

      I use Portainer because we were all in on Docker Cloud, which gave 2 months notice that they were sunsetting their services. We knew we wanted to migrate to Docker Community Edition, but its lack of UI had us worried until we came across Portainer. Portainer had just release their agent feature, which was a critical feature for us. To date, Portainer has been an outstanding product and we couldn't be happier with it.

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      Portainer
      Portainer

      I use Portainer as a way to disseminate micro-service architectures in my institute and drive innovation forward. Portainer enables an easy to deploy, easy to build platform which decreases the learning curve for deploying containers and micro-services. I am particular interested in offering Portainer as a product in the Research space (i work in one of the bigguest Australian Universities).

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      Portainer
      Portainer

      I use Portainer because it's a great tool to avoid CLI in docker environment, all management in only one screen, awesome. So we can use our time in more important stuff like providing more and better services to our teams and endusers. The Builtin LDAP support and the internal teams helps a lot in diving Dev's in the Devops world. Long live to Portainer. (I work as DevOps in a Big Brazilian Public University )

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      Reviews of Drone.io and Portainer
      Review ofPortainerPortainer

      Hey Team, As I used portainer and here I think some of functionality must be there like visualiser for monitoring.

      And Here I found a issue when we open the console then does not allow to exit the terminal using exit commands and scroller is not work in terminal...

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      On the road to greatness. A worthy challenger soon to be

      How developers use Drone.io and Portainer
      Avatar of Chris Saylor
      Chris Saylor uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      Drone acts as our CI service for testing our application. We also use it as a deployment server for building docker images for production once tests pass on the master branch. The docker image acts as a deployment artifact that Convox can use to deploy.

      Our client platform utilizes Electron which is also built and pushed to S3 for download.

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      Intrafind uses PortainerPortainer

      Gui for Docker including swarm-mode

      Avatar of Tristan Bailey
      Tristan Bailey uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      For testing and building

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      Kehao Chen uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      Continuous integration

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      Shiqiang Yu uses Drone.ioDrone.io

      CI/CD

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