What is AWS CodeBuild?
AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. With CodeBuild, you don’t need to provision, manage, and scale your own build servers.
AWS CodeBuild is a tool in the Continuous Integration category of a tech stack.
Who uses AWS CodeBuild?
120 companies reportedly use AWS CodeBuild in their tech stacks, including CRED, AB180, and Trilo.
225 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS CodeBuild.
AWS CodeBuild Integrations
GitHub, Jenkins, Amazon S3, Bitbucket, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk are some of the popular tools that integrate with AWS CodeBuild. Here's a list of all 14 tools that integrate with AWS CodeBuild.
Pros of AWS CodeBuild
Pay per minute
Parameter Store integration for passing secrets
Integrated with AWS
Streaming logs to Amazon CloudWatch
Bit bucket integration
GitHub Webhooks support
AWS Config and Config rule integration for compliance
VPC PrivateLinks to invoke service without internet
Jenkins plugin integration
Ondemand scaling of build jobs
Scheduled builds with CloudWatch Events integration
Local build debug support
Native support for accessing Amazon VPC resources
Docker based build environment
Support for bringing custom Docker images
Fully managed (no installation/updates, servers to mai
PCI, SOC, ISO, HIPAA compliant
Full API/SDKs/CLI support
YAML based configuration
Great support (forums, premium support, SO, GitHub)
Perpetual free tier option (100 mins/month)
GitHub Enterprise support
Decisions about AWS CodeBuild
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose AWS CodeBuild in their tech stack.
Hi, I need advice. In my project, we are using Bitbucket hosted on-prem, Jenkins, and Jira. Also, we have restrictions not to use any plugins for code review, code quality, code security, etc., with bitbucket. Now we want to migrate to AWS CodeCommit, which would mean that we can use, let's say, Amazon CodeGuru for code reviews and move to AWS CodeBuild and AWS CodePipeline for build automation in the future rather than using Jenkins.
Now I want advice on below.
- Is it a good idea to migrate from Bitbucket to AWS Codecommit?
- If we want to integrate Jira with AWS Codecommit, then how can we do this? If a developer makes any changes in Jira, then a build should be triggered automatically in AWS and create a Jira ticket if the build fails. So, how can we achieve this?
AWS CodeBuild's Features
- Fully Managed Build Service
- Continuous Scaling
- Enables Continuous Integration
- Integrates seamlessly with AWS services
- FAQs: https://aws.amazon.com/codebuild/faqs/
AWS CodeBuild Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to AWS CodeBuild?
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