AWS CodeBuild vs AWS CodePipeline: What are the differences?
AWS CodeBuild: Build and test code with continuous scaling. 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 CodePipeline: Continuous delivery service for fast and reliable application updates. CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
AWS CodeBuild can be classified as a tool in the "Continuous Integration" category, while AWS CodePipeline is grouped under "Continuous Deployment".
Some of the features offered by AWS CodeBuild are:
- Fully Managed Build Service
- Continuous Scaling
- Enables Continuous Integration
On the other hand, AWS CodePipeline provides the following key features:
- Workflow Modeling
- AWS Integrations
- Pre-Built Plugins
"Pay per minute" is the primary reason why developers consider AWS CodeBuild over the competitors, whereas "Simple to set up" was stated as the key factor in picking AWS CodePipeline.
Volta Industries, ChromaDex, and PouchNATION are some of the popular companies that use AWS CodePipeline, whereas AWS CodeBuild is used by Convox, Volta Industries, and ChromaDex. AWS CodePipeline has a broader approval, being mentioned in 30 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to AWS CodeBuild, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.