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GitLab CI vs Semaphore: What are the differences?

GitLab CI: GitLab integrated CI to test, build and deploy your code. 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; Semaphore: The continuous integration and delivery platform powering the world鈥檚 best engineering teams. Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world鈥檚 best engineering teams.

GitLab CI and Semaphore can be primarily classified as "Continuous Integration" tools.

"Robust CI with awesome Docker support" is the primary reason why developers consider GitLab CI over the competitors, whereas "Easy setup" was stated as the key factor in picking Semaphore.

According to the StackShare community, GitLab CI has a broader approval, being mentioned in 210 company stacks & 93 developers stacks; compared to Semaphore, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 17 developer stacks.

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What is 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.

What is Semaphore?

Semaphore is the fastest continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform on the market, powering the world鈥檚 best engineering teams.
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      What are some alternatives to GitLab CI and Semaphore?
      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.
      Bamboo
      Focus on coding and count on Bamboo as your CI and build server! Create multi-stage build plans, set up triggers to start builds upon commits, and assign agents to your critical builds and deployments.
      Travis CI
      Free for open source projects, our CI environment provides multiple runtimes (e.g. Node.js or PHP versions), data stores and so on. Because of this, hosting your project on travis-ci.com means you can effortlessly test your library or applications against multiple runtimes and data stores without even having all of them installed locally.
      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.
      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.
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      Decisions about GitLab CI and Semaphore
      GitHub
      GitHub
      Slack
      Slack
      Semaphore
      Semaphore
      Codeship
      Codeship

      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.

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      Joshua Dean K眉pper
      Joshua Dean K眉pper
      CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschr盲nkt) | 6 upvotes 36.9K views
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      Jenkins
      Jenkins
      GitLab Pages
      GitLab Pages
      GitLab
      GitLab
      GitLab CI
      GitLab CI

      We use GitLab CI because of the great native integration as a part of the GitLab framework and the linting-capabilities it offers. The visualization of complex pipelines and the embedding within the project overview made Gitlab CI even more convenient. We use it for all projects, all deployments and as a part of GitLab Pages.

      While we initially used the Shell-executor, we quickly switched to the Docker-executor and use it exclusively now.

      We formerly used Jenkins but preferred to handle everything within GitLab . Aside from the unification of our infrastructure another motivation was the "configuration-in-file"-approach, that Gitlab CI offered, while Jenkins support of this concept was very limited and users had to resort to using the webinterface. Since the file is included within the repository, it is also version controlled, which was a huge plus for us.

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      Sebastian Dellwig
      Sebastian Dellwig
      Tech Lead at Porsche Digital GmbH | 6 upvotes 24.9K views
      Codeship
      Codeship
      CircleCI
      CircleCI
      GitLab CI
      GitLab CI

      We are using GitLab CI and were very happy with it. The integration of all tools like CI/CD, tickets, etc makes it very easy to stay on top of things. But be aware, Gitlab currently does not have iOS build support. So if you want to exchange that for CircleCI / Codeship to have to invest some effort. We are using a managed Mac OS device and installed the Gitlab runner there, to have iOS builds.

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      How developers use GitLab CI and Semaphore
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      Trusted Shops GmbH uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

      We use Gitlab CI to unit and component test all of our application/components/modules. Therefore we use Docker runners.

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      Dynamictivity uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

      GitLab CI is extremely flexible and easy to use. We also enjoy the elastic build infrastructure which is Docker based.

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      danlangford uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      The Bitbucket integration with branch whitelists allows you to conserve your 100 builds this month.

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      Riderman De Sousa Barbosa uses SemaphoreSemaphore

      CI and Deploy (Ionic Viewer and Heroku)

      master -> Deploy develop -> CI

      Avatar of Sanghyun Park
      Sanghyun Park uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

      Upon push, build the site and publish to Google Cloud Storage.

      Avatar of cslasher
      cslasher uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

      CI/CD with Docker support.

      Avatar of Solcast
      Solcast uses GitLab CIGitLab CI

      Deployment pipeline

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