2020-07-22T09:39:00Z
Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What are the must-have tools for CI/CD?

What are your favorite tools to use in a deployment pipeline?  Why do you like this particular tool?

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Principal Cloud Architect at a wholesaler/distributor with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-06-17T11:41:07Z
Jun 17, 2021

VSCode or eclipse, Gitlab, terraform, ansible, nexus, Azure Container instances or Kubernetes Services


VSCode to rule them all. Some devs use eclipse, we leave that up to personal choice.


GitLab offers not only a sourcecode repo, but also a nice CI/CD solution which works very well for us. No need for Jenkins with that. Also features a container registry (and lots more). For us, Gitlab is where everything starts. Nice and easy integration with any auth provider.


Terraform for setting up the runtime environment, Ansible for configuration of target VMs, containers and pods. Easy to move between clouds - VMWare, Azure, AWS.... 


Nexus as a storage for any build artifacts and ALM


Deploy to container service of choice, we use ACI for Docker and AKS for Kubernetes.


Go Serverless FTW!

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Jorge Ambrosio - PeerSpot reviewer
Quality Management Office (QMO) Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
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2021-06-16T13:26:57Z
Jun 16, 2021

Octopus+TeamCity for on premise because this couple is very mature


In the cloud the tools that the service provider give you.

PB
DevOps Lead at Mphasis
Consultant
2021-01-05T06:00:58Z
Jan 5, 2021

git, Jenkins, sonarqube, nexus, eclipse, 

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Applications Developer Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2022-07-13T05:40:10Z
Jul 13, 2022

- Planning (Azure DevOps Boards)


- Source code (Git or TFS VCS)


- Testing tools (unit and integration) - Web and/or Mobile - Katalon 


- CI/CD pipelines (Azure DevOps Pipelines) 


- Application monitoring tool - Feeding Back and repeat 

KulbhushanMayer - PeerSpot reviewer
Co Founder and Technical Architect at Think NYX Technologies LLP
Reseller
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2021-01-04T14:13:26Z
Jan 4, 2021

In my Opinion, We should could the all aspect of CI/CD while selecting tools, like Code Quality, Versioning, Code Review, SAST, DAST, FT, Performance testing, Build Tools, UT, Distribution Management, Deployment, IaC, Containerization if organization is in same mode, below are the tools that I recommend for Java based applications.


Maven/Gradle, Junit, Selenium, Jmeter, OWASP DC, Zap, Sonarqube, GIT (I like GitLab), Nexus, Ansible and Terraform for IaC and Kubernetes with Docker or any other CRI for containerization.


I have done the complete integration of this along with JIRA and couple of monitoring tools for end to end pipeline setup,

PB
DevOps Lead at Mphasis
Consultant
2020-07-23T04:55:22Z
Jul 23, 2020

Jenkins,  git, nexus, sonar qube, ansible, aws

Rony_Sklar - PeerSpot reviewer
Community Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Community Manager
Jul 26, 2020

Thanks for weighing in :) would you mind elaborating a little bit on how you use each of the tools? Do they integrate well? Have you used other tools in the past that you switched from?

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2020-07-22T10:42:12Z
Jul 22, 2020

Jenkins as open source choice

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KulbhushanMayer - PeerSpot reviewer
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Actually there are few, that varies depending on current maturity level of process in place. Most important what is deployment pipeline deployment on Non-Prods or Production as well, and how much you want to automate and are stakeholders agreed for the deployment pipelines as with them you have automate your testing as well both FT & NFT because deployment is not enough and if you are planning for Production as well then you should have a very strong testing capabilities because your production will rely on the same. Rest I would be happy to discuss over some call or typing so much is very difficult some time :) 
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