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.