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Azure DevOps vs Github Actions: What are the differences?

What is Azure DevOps? Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software. 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.

What is Github Actions? Automate your workflow from idea to production. It makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want.

Azure DevOps can be classified as a tool in the "Integrated Development Environment Tools" category, while Github Actions is grouped under "Workflow Manager".

Some of the features offered by Azure DevOps are:

  • Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
  • Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
  • Git: free private repositories, pull requests

On the other hand, Github Actions provides the following key features:

  • Multiple workflow files support
  • Free and open source
  • Workflow run interface

According to the StackShare community, Azure DevOps has a broader approval, being mentioned in 219 company stacks & 887 developers stacks; compared to Github Actions, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 30 developer stacks.

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Pros of Azure DevOps
Pros of GitHub Actions
  • 50
    Complete and powerful
  • 29
    Huge extension ecosystem
  • 26
    One Stop Shop For Build server, Project Mgt, CDCI
  • 26
    Azure integration
  • 25
    Flexible and powerful
  • 15
    Everything I need. Simple and intuitive UI
  • 13
    Support Open Source
  • 8
    Integrations
  • 7
    GitHub Integration
  • 6
    Project Mgmt Features
  • 6
    One 4 all
  • 5
    Crap
  • 5
    Runs in the cloud
  • 5
    Cost free for Stakeholders
  • 3
    Agent On-Premise(Linux - Windows)
  • 2
    Jenkins Integration
  • 2
    Aws integration
  • 1
    GCP Integration
  • 4
    Integration with GitHub
  • 4
    Free
  • 3
    Easy to duplicate a workflow
  • 2
    Docker Support
  • 2
    Read actions in Marketplace
  • 2
    Ready actions in Marketplace
  • 1
    Fast
  • 1
    Configs stored in .github
  • 1
    Active Development Roadmap

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Cons of Azure DevOps
Cons of GitHub Actions
  • 6
    Still dependant on C# for agents
  • 4
    Capacity across cross functional teams not visibile
  • 4
    Half Baked
  • 3
    Not a requirements management tool
  • 3
    Poor Jenkins integration
  • 3
    Many in devops disregard MS altogether
  • 3
    Jack of all trades, master of none
  • 5
    Lacking [skip ci]
  • 4
    Lacking allow failure
  • 3
    Lacking job specific badges
  • 2
    No ssh login to servers
  • 1
    No Deployment Projects
  • 1
    No manual launch

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What is 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.

What is GitHub Actions?

It makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want.

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What are some alternatives to Azure DevOps and GitHub Actions?
Jenkins
In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
GitHub
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
AWS CodePipeline
CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
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.
Visual Studio
Visual Studio is a suite of component-based software development tools and other technologies for building powerful, high-performance applications.
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