Corporations are under tremendous pressure to respond quickly to customer demands. As we discussed in our previous blog, Continuous Integration (CI)/Continuous Delivery (CD) development helps engineers develop and update quickly and reliably. As software applications become more complex, more companies need development tools. The top CI/CD tools used by developers are listed below, so you determine which tools best fit your engineering needs.

Popular CI/CS Solutions

AWS CodePipeline/CodeDeploy

CodePipeline enables developers to build, test, and deploy code. It tracks every change, based on release process models that customers define. The solution provides workflow modeling, AWS integrations, and pre-built plugins.

AWS CodeDeploy helps companies coordinate application deployment to Amazon EC2 instances. The service is designed to make it easier to rapidly release new features, helps avoid downtime during deployments, and handles the complexity of updating applications.

Bitbucket Pipelines

Bitbucket is a Git-Based cloud source code repository. Bitbucket Pipelines is an integrated CI/CD service built into Bitbucket that allows developers to automatically build, test, and deploy code based on a configuration file in a repository. It works with major cloud services, such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, as well as popular languages, like NodeJS, PHP, Java, Python, and .NET Core

Gitlab CI

Users of Git have the ability to implement CI/CD pipelines via the GitLab platform. GitLab adds CI/CD functionality to code repositories, negating the need for Git users to invest in a separate CI/CD solution.

GitLab supports multiple operating systems and languages. In terms of operating systems, GitLab is compatible with Windows, macOS, and Unix. The solution supports languages, like C, Ruby, PHP, and Java. GitLab includes Docker support through the secure registry, the GitLab Container Registry.

Microsoft Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps (Visual Studio Team Services/Team Foundation Server) consists of a set of tools and services that help developers implement DevOps, Continuous Integration, and Continuous Deployment processes during their projects. Azure builds and releases are done with a graphical User Interface.

Octopus Deploy

Octopus Deploy manages releases by automating deployments and runbooks. The platform features reusable configuration variables, environment definitions, API keys, connection strings, permissions, service principals, and automation logic.

The product features more than 400 step templates. Because it accounts for variables, customers run the same processes in dev, test, and production environments. Because changes are managed in Octopus, a complete audit trail is created.


Choosing the right CI/CD tools will help your engineers spend less time on integration and delivery and more time on developing a quality product. There are a variety of CI/CD options you can use, but the tools listed above have proven their worth in the DevOps community and can help you achieve your goals. If you think ahead regarding your DevOps requirements and use the tools listed above, you’ll be able to implement an effective CI/CD strategy.