| ||Ask HN: Is the CI space overcrowded?|
7 points by Scorpiion 94 days ago | hide | past | web | 20 comments | favorite |
|Hosted CI is a hot space, and fairly recently the git hosting providers (Bitbucket and Gitlab) also entered the game with their own hosted services. Some hosting providers also have some overlap with CI functionality or specific CI services on their own. I wonder what people in the HN community thinks about the CI space as of today.|
1. Do you think it's overcrowded? Is there space for new companies or is CI basically a "solved problem"? If not what do you dislike with current offerings?
2. Do you prefer a third party CI as compared to the hosting provider offering their own CI at a lower price? Assuming here that the hosting provider would offer lower price because their main income is from the 24/7 hosting fees. Or would you simply switch to the hosting providers CI if it was good?
Disclosure: I am the founder Sourcevoid, a cloud/PaaS company. I'm a little split on how much CI functionality we should integrate into our platform, compared to just trying to promote third party CI providers instead. We already do a fair amount via our build system, but at the same time CI is more than just the build process of course. This question is not about our company or our offerings, I just think it's an interesting question to discuss.
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