Azure Pipelines

Azure Pipelines

Azure Pipelines is a continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) platform provided by Microsoft. It is a DevOps tool that enables you to create, test, and deploy applications across multiple platforms and cloud providers.

Use it when :

  • - You need a powerful and customizable CI/CD platform with support for various languages and frameworks.
  • - You want to automate builds, tests, and deployments across multiple environments, including on-premises, cloud, and hybrid environments.
  • - You want to integrate with a range of tools and services, such as GitHub, Azure DevOps, and Docker.
  • - You need a secure and reliable solution with features such as role-based access control, audit trails, and compliance certifications.
  • - You want to run your tests on multiple operating systems and browsers, including Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, and Android.
  • - You want to take advantage of built-in features like pipeline templates, release gates, and deployment approvals to improve your release quality and reduce errors.
  • - You want to monitor and analyze your pipeline metrics, such as builder duration, test results, and release status, using built-in dashboards and reports.

Consider :

  • - Setting up and configuring pipelines can be complex, particularly if you have a large and complex codebase or need to integrate with multiple systems.
  • - Some advanced features may require additional configuration or customizations, such as creating custom tasks or scripts.
  • - Some users may find the user interface less intuitive than other CI/CD tools, particularly if they are not familiar with Azure DevOps or Microsoft tools.