About CircleCI

CircleCI is the world’s largest shared continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform, and the central hub where code moves from idea to delivery. As one of the most-used DevOps tools that processes more than 1 million builds a day, CircleCI has unique access to data on how engineering teams work, and how their code runs. Companies like Spotify, Coinbase, Stitch Fix, and BuzzFeed use us to improve engineering team productivity, release better products, and get to market faster.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in San Francisco with a global remote workforce, CircleCI is venture-backed by Scale Venture Partners, Threshold Ventures (formerly DFJ), Baseline Ventures, Top Tier Capital, Industry Ventures, Heavybit, Harrison Metal Capital, Owl Rock Capital Partners, and NextEquity Partners.

CircleCI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom , Hong Kong SAR China, Indonesia, India, Japan, Mexico, Norway, United States

Supported Languages

English, Japanese

Pricing starting from:

US$15.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of CircleCI: 43

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Action-Word Testing
  • App Management
  • Approval Workflow
  • Automated Testing
  • Build Log
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Compliance Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Continuous Integration
  • Dashboard
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Hierarchical View
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Mobile Development
  • Model-Based Testing
  • Parameterized Testing
  • Policy Management
  • Prioritization
  • Quality Assurance
  • Release Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management
  • Requirements-Based Testing
  • Security Management
  • Security Testing
  • Software Development
  • Static Analysis
  • Supports Parallel Execution
  • Test Script Reviews
  • Testing Management
  • Timeline Management
  • Troubleshooting Reports
  • Unicode Compliance
  • Web App Development

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5
(85)
Value for Money
4.2/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Luis Carlos
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Good for CI/CD and also for automating smaller tasks

Reviewed on 24/03/2022

We use CircleCI for our CI/CD pipeline almost every single day. It manages and runs automated tests...

We use CircleCI for our CI/CD pipeline almost every single day. It manages and runs automated tests for all the remote branches, so we can catch issues before they escalate. When ever something gets merged into our dev, staging or master branches, it auto tests, builds and deploy all the infrastructure with Terraform and pushes the newer version to docker.

Pros

The pipelines can be broken into different steps, which makes debugging, managing and approving individual phases way easier. Also, looking at the logs and being able to share static permalinks to them is quite useful when you have larger teams. We all can see the progress of the building pipelines in real time and can debug and manage them. Great tool over all.

Cons

Sometimes it fails and doesn't immediately let's you go to debug the issue. Also, some settings for the VMs are tricky to set up right.

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Jenkins
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

CircleCI - For Simple, Easy & feature rich CI/CD

Reviewed on 06/10/2022

Overall I love CircleCI UI, ease of deployment & it is feature rich. Availability & execution...

Overall I love CircleCI UI, ease of deployment & it is feature rich. Availability & execution parameterization can be improved.

Pros

Best part of circleCI is the ease of continuous delivery feature it offers, it's very easy to integrate it with GitHub too. Another pro of CircleCI over other CI/CD tool like Jenkins is the simple yet feature rich UI. For beginners or pros, this workflow management tool is pretty simple yet futuristic.
It also makes running automated test cases for different branches really easy before deployment.

Cons

There is room for improvement in areas where Jenkins is already winning, like skipping parts of execution stages that are not required every time new change is pushed.
Another one would be the execution time, using it with terraform to run plans & eventually apply, it can take hours if your infrastructure is complex & there is no way to actually divide it in stages.
Better central monitoring & dashboard for different projects can be helpful, somewhat like Jenkins shows rainy, cloudy or clear skies signifying project health.

Alternatives Considered

Jenkins

Switched From

Jenkins

Reasons for Switching to CircleCI

Better UI, reviews & average cost. Futuristic & continuous development is there from the team.
Jeffrey
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Does the job, but lacking in features

Reviewed on 06/05/2022

Pros

It's relatively simple to get started. I like that you can pick between Docker and VMs. It integrates with GitHub nicely.

Cons

The Docker in Docker paradigm doesn't work for us since we use containers. We end up using VMs anyways. I think the configuration language is not that great to use and can quickly get unwieldy for larger CI workflows (especially when repeating jobs with different parameters).

There are also outages at least once a quarter.

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GitHub
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  • Industry: Consumer Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Top 2 choice for CI/CD

Reviewed on 19/09/2022

Overall experience is quite positive - it was easy to set up and configure, easy to get team...

Overall experience is quite positive - it was easy to set up and configure, easy to get team buy-in, and easy to maintain as our codebase grew.

Pros

The Github integration made migrating our workflows to CircleCI quite seamless. We use the same integration for access control to ensure only certain team members can view/deploy.

Cons

Web UI feels cluttered, even after a redesign. No mobile app last I checked. This doesn't happen nearly as often anymore, but we used to experience random 'hangs' that were not explained by our own processes - canceling and restarting the job always did the trick though.

Tahmidul
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great once you're all set up

Reviewed on 29/09/2020

Pros

- Easy to understand yaml config format
- Integration with GitHub
- Workflows for powerful deployment and release strategies
- Good community support

Cons

- I am not the biggest fan of the recent UI update. If the "expand" toggle is set to true, everything jumps resulting in me clicking things unintentionally.
- Many of us have workflows that we do not use on every push (e.g. deploying to testing). With the next UI changes, the UI has a timer column which is always updating, why???
- Why can't I select a default project? When I now browse to circleci, I always have to select a project. Most developers only ever work on one project at a time, let us choose one!

Alternatives Considered

GitHub

Reasons for Switching to CircleCI

GitHub actions did not support click to approve workflows at the time. Although, now they do offer a viable solution, it may be something we look into.
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CircleCI FAQs

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CircleCI offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$15.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Paid plans start at $30/month for 3 users and 25,000 credits.

CircleCI has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

CircleCI supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

CircleCI supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

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CircleCI offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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