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Alternatives to Pivotal Tracker

Jira, Basecamp, Asana, Shortcut, and Trello are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Pivotal Tracker.
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What is Pivotal Tracker and what are its top alternatives?

It is a collaborative, lightweight agile project management tool, brought to you by the experts in agile software development.
Pivotal Tracker is a tool in the Agile Project Management category of a tech stack.
Pivotal Tracker is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pivotal Tracker's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Pivotal Tracker

  • Jira
    Jira

    Jira's secret sauce is the way it simplifies the complexities of software development into manageable units of work. Jira comes out-of-the-box with everything agile teams need to ship value to customers faster. ...

  • Basecamp
    Basecamp

    Basecamp is a project management and group collaboration tool. The tool includes features for schedules, tasks, files, and messages. ...

  • Asana
    Asana

    Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android. ...

  • Shortcut
    Shortcut

    Shortcut combines a simple, modern UI with enterprise-grade tools, allowing technology companies to plan and manage their projects effectively, visualize progress across the organization, and define deadlines and milestones based upon data ...

  • Trello
    Trello

    Trello is a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process. ...

  • Rally
    Rally

    It is a leading global provider of enterprise-class software and services solutions to drive business agility. Companies use Agile platform and training to improve time to market and adapt to competitive markets and customer needs. ...

  • YouTrack
    YouTrack

    A project management tool that can be adapted to your processes to help you deliver great products. Track tasks and bugs, plan sprints and releases, create workflows, and customize for your business processes. ...

  • Azure DevOps
    Azure DevOps

    Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support. ...

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Jira

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The #1 software development tool used by agile teams to plan, track, and release great software.
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PROS OF JIRA
  • 306
    Powerful
  • 253
    Flexible
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    Easy separation of projects
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    Run in the cloud
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    Code integration
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    Easy to use
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    Run on your own
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    Easy Workflow Configuration
  • 38
    Great customization
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    REST API
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    Great Agile Management tool
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    Integrates with virtually everything
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    Confluence
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    Sentry Issues Integration
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    Complicated
CONS OF JIRA
  • 8
    Rather expensive
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    Large memory requirement
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    Slow
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    Cloud or Datacenter only

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Johnny Bell

So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

#StackDecisionsLaunch

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Jakub Olan
Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 228.4K views

Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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Basecamp

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The leading web-based project management and collaboration tool.
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PROS OF BASECAMP
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    Team collaboration (non-tech)
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    It's simple and intuitive
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    Great UI
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    Plain, simple
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    Very fast
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    Clear pricing
  • 9
    Super fast task creation
  • 7
    Integration with external services
  • 4
    iPhone app
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    Frequent + awesome updates
  • 1
    Remote management
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    As close to an all-in-one tool that is client friendly
  • 1
    Team collaboration
  • 1
    Team and client collaboration
  • 1
    Plays nice with Google Apps
CONS OF BASECAMP
  • 3
    Basic

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Kirill Shirinkin
Cloud and DevOps Consultant at mkdev · | 12 upvotes · 654.1K views

As a small startup we are very conscious about picking up the tools we use to run the project. After suffering with a mess of using at the same time Trello , Slack , Telegram and what not, we arrived at a small set of tools that cover all our current needs. For product management, file sharing, team communication etc we chose Basecamp and couldn't be more happy about it. For Customer Support and Sales Intercom works amazingly well. We are using MailChimp for email marketing since over 4 years and it still covers all our needs. Then on payment side combination of Stripe and Octobat helps us to process all the payments and generate compliant invoices. On techie side we use Rollbar and GitLab (for both code and CI). For corporate email we picked G Suite. That all costs us in total around 300$ a month, which is quite okay.

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Blair Gemmer
Software Engineer at VYNYL · | 2 upvotes · 38.9K views
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Jira is better than any other project management tool I've used, including Basecamp Asana and Trello . However, Trello has a much different purpose to me and is still amazing!

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Asana

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PROS OF ASANA
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    Super fast task creation
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    Flexible project management
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    Free up to 15
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    Followers and commenting on tasks
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    Integration with external services
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    Email-based task creation
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    Plays nice with Google Apps
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    Clear usage
  • 14
    Plays nice with Harvest Time Tracking
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    Supports nice keyboard shortcuts
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    Integration with GitHub
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    Slack supported
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    Integration with Instagantt for Gantt Charts
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    Integration with Alfred
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    Both Card View & Task View
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    Easy to use
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    Friendly API
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    Slick and fast interface
CONS OF ASANA
  • 0
    Not Cross Platform

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Lucas Litton
Founder & CEO at Macombey · | 24 upvotes · 154.4K views

Sentry has been essential to our development approach. Nobody likes errors or apps that crash. We use Sentry heavily during Node.js and React development. Our developers are able to see error reports, crashes, user's browsers, and more, all in one place. Sentry also seamlessly integrates with Asana, Slack, and GitHub.

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I'm comparing Aha!, Trello and Asana. We are looking for it as a Product Management Team. Jira handles all our development and storyboard etc. This is for Product Management for Roadmaps, Backlogs, future stories, etc. Cost is a factor, as well. Does anyone have a comparison chart of Pros and Cons? Thank you.

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Shortcut

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Project management built for software teams
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PROS OF SHORTCUT
  • 5
    Perfect middle between Too Basic and Too Complicated
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    Absolutely better than JIRA! easy and compact to learn
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    Drag and Drop Stories
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    Free
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    Powerfull Searching
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    Effective
  • 2
    Clean Interfaces
  • 2
    Fast
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    Project Structure
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    Powerful
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    Great
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    Easy and Fast
CONS OF SHORTCUT
  • 2
    Very limited github integration

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Jason Barry
Cofounder at FeaturePeek · | 7 upvotes · 85.1K views

We've been really happy with Clubhouse for project organization / task management / kanban board while developing FeaturePeek. The featureset is rich and the UI uncluttered. Clubhouse is different in that it makes some assumptions on how things should be (workflow state, the relationships between stories/epics/milestones, etc). having it be opinionated from the start helps you hit the ground running, while still being editable / extensible for tweaking things to your liking.

The pricing is spot-on too – a flat $10/month for teams of 10 or less. This really made it attractive to us to try out.

If you think Trello is too basic / lightweight but Jira is too full-featured / heavy, you should give Clubhouse a shot – I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Trello

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PROS OF TRELLO
  • 716
    Great for collaboration
  • 627
    Easy to use
  • 572
    Free
  • 375
    Fast
  • 347
    Realtime
  • 237
    Intuitive
  • 215
    Visualizing
  • 169
    Flexible
  • 126
    Fun user interface
  • 83
    Snappy and blazing fast
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    Simple, intuitive UI that gets out of your way
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    Kanban
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    Clean Interface
  • 18
    Easy setup
  • 18
    Card Structure
  • 17
    Drag and drop attachments
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    Simple
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    Markdown commentary on cards
  • 9
    Lists
  • 9
    Integration with other work collaborative apps
  • 8
    Satisfying User Experience
  • 8
    Cross-Platform Integration
  • 7
    Recognizes GitHub commit links
  • 6
    Easy to learn
  • 5
    Great
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    Versatile Team & Project Management
  • 4
    Better than email
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    Effective
  • 3
    Trello’s Developmental Transparency
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    and lots of integrations
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    Powerful
  • 2
    Easy to have an overview of the project status
  • 2
    flexible and fast
  • 2
    Simple and intuitive
  • 2
    Easy
  • 2
    Agile
  • 1
    Email integration
  • 1
    Nice
  • 1
    Bad
  • 1
    Name rolls of the tongue
  • 1
    Great organizing (of events/tasks)
  • 1
    Kanban style
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    Ytyt
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    Personal organisation
  • 1
    Customizable
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    Easiest way to visually express the scope of projects
CONS OF TRELLO
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    No concept of velocity or points
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    Very light native integrations
  • 2
    A little too flexible

related Trello posts

Johnny Bell

So I am a huge fan of JIRA like #massive I used it for many many years, and really loved it, used it personally and at work. I would suggest every new workplace that I worked at to switch to JIRA instead of what I was using.

When I started at #StackShare we were using a Trello #Kanban board and I was so shocked at how easy the workflow was to follow, create new tasks and get tasks QA'd and deployed. What was so great about this was it didn't come with all the complexity of JIRA. Like setting up a project, user rules etc. You are able to hit the ground running with Trello and get tasks started right away without being overwhelmed with the complexity of options in JIRA

With a few TrelloPowerUps we were easily able to add GitHub integration and storyPoints to our cards and thats all we needed to get a really nice agile workflow going.

I'm not saying that JIRA is not useful, I can see larger companies being able to use the JIRA features and have the time to go through all the complex setup to get a really good workflow going. But for smaller #Startups that want to hit the ground running Trello for me is the way to go.

In saying that what I would love Trello to implement is to allow me to create custom fields. Right now we just have a Description field. So I am adding User Stories & How To Test in the Markdown of the Description if I could have these as custom fields then my #Agile workflow would be complete.

#StackDecisionsLaunch

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Francisco Quintero
Tech Lead at Dev As Pros · | 13 upvotes · 887.8K views

For Etom, a side project. We wanted to test an idea for a future and bigger project.

What Etom does is searching places. Right now, it leverages the Google Maps API. For that, we found a React component that makes this integration easy because using Google Maps API is not possible via normal API requests.

You kind of need a map to work as a proxy between the software and Google Maps API.

We hate configuration(coming from Rails world) so also decided to use Create React App because setting up a React app, with all the toys, it's a hard job.

Thanks to all the people behind Create React App it's easier to start any React application.

We also chose a module called Reactstrap which is Bootstrap UI in React components.

An important thing in this side project(and in the bigger project plan) is to measure visitor through out the app. For that we researched and found that Keen was a good choice(very good free tier limits) and also it is very simple to setup and real simple to send data to

Slack and Trello are our defaults tools to comunicate ideas and discuss topics, so, no brainer using them as well for this project.

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Rally

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PROS OF RALLY
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      PROS OF YOUTRACK
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        Cheap and well featured
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        Good looking, well done, comfortable
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        Cheap
      CONS OF YOUTRACK
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        Poor ecosystem integrations (ex. Slack)

      related YouTrack posts

      Jakub Olan
      Node.js Software Engineer · | 17 upvotes · 228.4K views

      Last time we shared there information about our decision about using YouTrack over Jira actually we found much better solution that our team have loved. Linear is a minimalistic issue tracker that integrates well with Sentry, GitHub, Slack and Figma which are our basic tools. I would like to recommend checking out Linear as a potential alternative to "heavy" issue trackers, maybe at enterprises that may not work but when we're a startup that works awesome!

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      Jakub Olan
      Node.js Software Engineer · | 4 upvotes · 196.8K views

      YouTrack feels much more lightweight than Jira and additionally have all of features that Jira have, of course lacks at some analytics features, but it's more powerful at permission management and agile workflow. Additionally YouTrack have awesome integration with other JetBrains products such as incoming JetBrains Space and all other IDEs such as GoLand.

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      Azure DevOps

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      PROS OF AZURE DEVOPS
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        Complete and powerful
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        Huge extension ecosystem
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        Azure integration
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        One Stop Shop For Build server, Project Mgt, CDCI
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        Flexible and powerful
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        Everything I need. Simple and intuitive UI
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        Support Open Source
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        Integrations
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        GitHub Integration
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        Project Mgmt Features
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        Cost free for Stakeholders
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        One 4 all
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        Runs in the cloud
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        Crap
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        Agent On-Premise(Linux - Windows)
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        Aws integration
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        Link Test Cases to Stories
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        Jenkins Integration
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        GCP Integration
      CONS OF AZURE DEVOPS
      • 7
        Still dependant on C# for agents
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        Half Baked
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        Not a requirements management tool
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        Capacity across cross functional teams not visibile
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        Jack of all trades, master of none
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        Poor Jenkins integration
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        Many in devops disregard MS altogether
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        Tedious for test plan/case creation

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      Farzad Jalali
      Senior Software Architect at BerryWorld · | 8 upvotes · 202.4K views

      Visual Studio Azure DevOps Azure Functions Azure Websites #Azure #AzureKeyVault #AzureAD #AzureApps

      #Azure Cloud Since Amazon is potentially our competitor then we need a different cloud vendor, also our programmers are microsoft oriented so the choose were obviously #Azure for us.

      Azure DevOps Because we need to be able to develop a neww pipeline into Azure environment ina few minutes.

      Azure Kubernetes Service We already in #Azure , also need to use K8s , so let's use AKS as it's a manged Kubernetes in the #Azure

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      Nicholas Rogoff

      Secure Membership Web API backed by SQL Server. This is the backing API to store additional profile and complex membership metadata outside of an Azure AD B2C provider. The front-end using the Azure AD B2C to allow 3rd party trusted identity providers to authenticate. This API provides a way to add and manage more complex permission structures than can easily be maintained in Azure AD.

      We have .Net developers and an Azure infrastructure environment using server-less functions, logic apps and SaaS where ever possible. For this service I opted to keep it as a classic WebAPI project and deployed to AppService.

      • Trusted Authentication Provider: @AzureActiveDirectoryB2C
      • Frameworks: .NET Core
      • Language: C# , Microsoft SQL Server , JavaScript
      • IDEs: Visual Studio Code , Visual Studio
      • Libraries: jQuery @EntityFramework, @AutoMapper, @FeatureToggle , @Swashbuckle
      • Database: @SqlAzure
      • Source Control: Git
      • Build and Release Pipelines: Azure DevOps
      • Test tools: Postman , Newman
      • Test framework: @nUnit, @moq
      • Infrastructure: @AzureAppService, @AzureAPIManagement
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