CircleCI software


38 reviews(5.0/5)
38 reviews(5.0/5)

CircleCI helps users automate the software development process using continuous integration and delivery. The tool builds software using custom job orchestration with workflows.

CircleCI can be configured to deploy code to various environments including AWS CodeDeploy, AWS EC2 Container Service (ECS), AWS S3, Google Container Engine (GKE) and Heroku. Other cloud service deployments are scripted using SSH or by installing the API client.

CircleCI supports languages that are built on Linux, C++, Javascript, .NET, PHP, Python and Ruby. Users can speed up the app-building process with expanded caching options including images, source codes, dependencies and custom caches. Automated provisioning allows parallel execution of programs resulting in less downtime waiting for a workflow to complete.

CircleCI dashboard enables users to see all their builds on a single screen. It integrates with third party applications such as Slack, HipChat, Campfire, Flowdock and IRC. Pricing is per month. Support is provided via online forum and email.

Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 10

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  • Vipallav from AVEVA

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    September 2018

    Best solution to CI

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    CircleCI is easy to configure and supports integration with majority of tools and services. It have a very nice user interface and allow us to access our build so that it helps and saves time in debugging.

    Cons

    Although it saves time in many other thing but we have no control on how much cpu time and resources it will consume. It also lacks a lit bit in performance and is slow compare to others.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Continuous Integration done right

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Robust, easy to use, great documentation, great feature set even on a free plan with sizable 1,500 build minutes per month (quite a lot for smaller projects).

    Cons

    As you grow, cost rises quite rapidly as well, especially if you require multiple containers run in parallel.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Good UI and easy to use build system

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    Compared to some other build systems such as Jenkins, CircleCI has a much better, more modern UI. It's easy to do the most common tasks, such as check on a failed build, or restart a build.

    Cons

    Some setup tasks involved in creating a build or modifying its configuration could be easier, but this was never a hindrance to me using the app.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Alvaro from Koombea

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    June 2018

    automated test do it right

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    - Is integrated with several tools like slack
    - Configure a project is simple and quick, and most of the cases once you have done this, you will not need to log in into the platform. You will have build going in a couple of hours.
    - I have it running in several project and works really well.

    Cons

    - Pricing could be a little bit better I guess or have a better free plan for beginners, I don't think any cons of using CircleCI actually.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • vikash from Impact Analytics

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    My favourite tool for continuous integration :)

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It is easy to setup. It can do very fast parallel testing. I find UI of it clear and easy to use. it provide integration of many app like GitHub. it supports 8 languages and 16 databases and it also supports Headless browser.

    Cons

    it Does not cache docker images. Docker is way outdated on the VM provided. Other than that i don't find any problem with it. I think it is best

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    May 2018

    Fantastic build environment for linux based systems

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Easy to set up, fast, pleasant UI and UX. Tight github integration is critical for teams that move fast.

    Cons

    No .NET support. By not having windows support there are projects that cannot leverage CircleCI and must move to an alternative.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kent from Endless Party

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    CircleCI will save you a lot of times and hard work

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    CircleCI is very easy to use and is an excellent tool for general CI / CD. It integrates well with GitHub, runs your tests and gives you the ability to deploy when your tests succeed on a particular branch. CircleCI is great for any software development organization with a large or complex set of automated tests, especially with cloud services for most development processes. This is an excellent service with a good support and large community.

    Cons

    It would be nice to indicate different versions of PHP for testing and setting parameters for each. Thus, we can test our current production version, which must pass before deployment, and also test a new version of PHP, if we plan to go to it.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    April 2018

    Great CI integration services

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The best feature that CircleCI offers is the low set-up integration with GitHub allowing me to start using it in a few minutes.

    Cons

    I don't think there is anything in particular that I dislike about CircleCI, maybe the price could be a bit better?

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Harmandeep from PeerIQ

    Specialty: IT Services

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    CircleCI for build/deployment

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    It helps me to analyze all build quickly in real time. It is pretty simple to configure, setup and use. It has a pretty good integration with various remote repositories and it can run tests and give you results.

    Cons

    The learning curve is steep for some developers. It has two versions of the software, which sometimes makes it difficult to manage.

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  • Ben from Talkabout Technologies

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    Fantastic CI solution

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    The big plus is that this software works well with all the tools that modern developers use. The workflow script and the ability to run various test suites, or test types in one repository are fantastic. I like a lot of options to improve the configuration. Also great is that there is fast email support. Using CircleCI allows us to focus on our application development. It helps us to commit a simple config file to Git that controls the way that our software gets deployed.

    Cons

    What I like least about CircleCI is the slow learning curve for some programmers so that they can create the build and deployment script themselves. Lack of tools for really large projects.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Abram from 777 Bets

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    April 2018

    Have more of free time thanks to automatization

    Ease-of-use
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    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    At my mind, the main goal to which need to aspire every businessman is automatization of his business. To do that you need CircleCI. This tool helps me and my partner significantly normalize the development process and gave us more free time for our hobbies. The business problem that we solved with the software is the exact problem that I mentioned before. It is automatization, maybe I talk about it too much but it is justified. We tried to automatize our business by hiring some new employees but unfortunately, it was not as effective as CircleCI.

    Cons

    I don’t really like the idea of two versions of the software. In case of CircleCI, it is actually realized quite great and I can get used to it. But, this program exists to automatize the processes and make life easier and the fact of existing of two different versions is contradicted to this.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Martin from Strollers and Stilettos®

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    CircleCI is one of the best CI

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    Each time CircleCI prepares your assembly for work, automatically compiles, automatically tests it. The excellent user interface, you always see only the necessary information. We started with the free version and now when our project started to generate profits we are going to buy the full version.

    Cons

    It would be nice to be able to support the assembly matrix as in Travis. We need this to compare the old and new build of our service.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: GetApp
  • March 2018

    One of the best tools for CI

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    With this wonderful program, we can increase productivity. The user interface and integration are very simple. Excellent price and free level. The simplicity of configuration is unrivaled. We use the platform for new projects on the first day. If something is unclear, the support service reacts very well, you can quickly contact them and discuss everything. This program is great for our continuous integration and delivery of our mobile applications. The platform is an important tool for improving the quality of our products. We use the program to perform all quality checks, create and deploy infrastructure around the world.

    Cons

    My biggest problem is that the platform is running slowly and clumsily from screen to screen. The versatility of the platform can be a bit overwhelming, and this sometimes affects usability: some settings are hard to find.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    CircleCI is continuous integration done right.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    I love that this software is fast, very reliable and integrates perfectly with all the tools modern software developers use.

    Cons

    It can be a little slow for medium to big test suites, if you don't add enough parallelism (which comes at a price, of course).

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Yasmany from The Primos NYC Inc.

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    March 2018

    CI/CD with few lines

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    Integration with IOs allow us to build and test the mobile apps and automatize our whole CI/CD pipeline

    Pros

    Sine the release of circleci v2.0 using containers as the main advantage using circle has become much simpler and powerfull. Their integration with IOs its a powerup in front of other CI/CD platforms

    Cons

    The ui really needs to cleanup a bit, make it simpler. Also their need to provide more integrations with third party tools

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Filip from Castle Intelligence

    February 2018

    Powerful CI / CD platform

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Value for Money
    Pros

    Great UI, easy to setup, easy to manage. All integrations "just work", we use Slack notifications, webhooks for triggering build, and even those sweet browser notifications when we need to make sure that the build is successful. Impressive Docker support.

    Cons

    Circle 2.0 offers improved customizability, added more features, but for small and simple projects it's not as easy to setup anymore.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Ryan from N49.com

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    February 2018

    CircleCi has changed how we develop

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
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    Value for Money

    Overall I've been really happy with the performance from circleci. Even their free plan has been great.

    Pros

    Has helped up to totally streamline our development and testing workflow. Each service has it's own pipeline. The management interface and docker integration have made the setup and monitoring process super simple.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kyle from K12 Systems

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    January 2018

    Another Continuous Integration Application

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money

    Easy to work with and I recommend you try one CI application. Even if its just for running code test automatically, or even it may make your developer start writing tests for their code.

    Pros

    Fully integrated with docker and because everything is moving to containers (or should be for scalability) this is huge for us. Tests can run automatically after pushing commits help identify problems before our clients would find them. The earlier you find a bug the cheaper its costs you in the end.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2017

    Pricey, but a competitor in the continuous integration space.

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    Value for Money
    Pros

    The UI and integration is easy and very straight forward. Were able to get builds going in a couple hours.

    Cons

    When picking a CI to use for our business we tried a lot of the big names and CircleCi was great except for the price point for how fast the builds were. Alternatives like Strider gave CircleCi a bad taste.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Abdul-Mumeen from Andela

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    December 2017

    Amazing CI

    Ease-of-use
    Functionality
    Quality
    Support
    N/A
    Pros

    It offers very solid integrations with other services (such as Slack and GitHub) and it works well for managing an entire team's projects without getting too cluttered. Minimal interaction with user interface to get things done

    Cons

    It would also be great to be able to specify which docker images are cached on all executors.
    it can take a couple of minutes just to deploy minor changes sometimes.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
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