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Drone.io vs Semaphore: What are the differences?

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.; 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.

Drone.io and Semaphore can be primarily classified 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, 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

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

According to the StackShare community, Drone.io has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 20 developers stacks; compared to Semaphore, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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Pros of Drone.io
Pros of Semaphore
  • 51
    Open source
  • 50
    Built on docker
  • 27
    Free for open source
  • 22
    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
    Active Community
  • 4
    Browser testing
  • 4
    Works with Google AppEngine
  • 3
    Works with Amazon
  • 2
    Gitea Integration
  • 2
    Works with Cloud Foundry
  • 1
    Written in Go
  • 1
    Configuration as code
  • 1
    Eazy to use
  • 1
    Only need yml config
  • 1
    Easy pipelines
  • 1
    Easy tool to automate CI pipeline. Running in an hour
  • 20
    Easy setup
  • 15
    Fast builds
  • 14
    Free for private github repos
  • 8
    Great customer support
  • 6
    Free for open source
  • 5
    Organizations ready
  • 4
    Slack integration
  • 2
    GitHub Integration
  • 2
    SSH debug access
  • 1
    Parallelism
  • 1
    Pipeline builder GUI
  • 1
    BitBucket integration
  • 1
    Docker support
  • 1
    Simple UI
  • 1
    Continuous Deployment
  • 1
    Easy to use

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Cons of Drone.io
Cons of Semaphore
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    Very basic documentation
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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 Semaphore?

    Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world’s best engineering teams.

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    Concourse
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