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Agola – CI/CD system

Agola is a CI/CD system with a lot of features like advanced and reproducible workflows (runs), containerized tasks, fully distributed and high-available.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Easy to install and manage.
  • Scalable and High Available: go from a single instance (single process) deployment to a distributed deployment.
  • Deploy anywhere: Kubernetes, IaaS, bare metal and execute the “tasks” anywhere (currently containers executors like docker or orchestrators and Kubernetes, but easily extensible to future technologies or VMs instead of containers).
  • Support any language, deployment system etc.
  • Integrate with multiple git providers at the same time: you could add repos from github, gitlab, gitea (and more to come) inside the same agola installation.
  • Use it to manage the full development lifecycle: from build to deploy.
  • Tasks Workflows (that we called Runs) with ability to achieve fan-in, fan-out, matrixes etc…, everything containerized to achieve maximum reproducibility.
  • Git based workflow: the run definition is committed inside the git repository (so everything is tracked and reproducible). A run execution is started by a git action (push, pull-request).
  • Design it with the ability to achieve at most once runs: during a deployment to production we don’t want multiple concurrent execution of the deploy…
  • Containerized, reproducible and restartable Runs (restart a run from scratch or from failed tasks using the same source commit, variables etc…)
  • User Direct Runs: give every user the power to test their software using the same run definition used when pushing to git/opening a pull request inside the Agola installation with just one command like if they were running tests locally (without requiring a super powerful workstation).
  • Testable “Runs” (what is a CI/CD environment if you cannot test your changes to the Runs definitions?): use the same run definition but use a powerful secrets and variables system to access different resources (environments, docker registries etc…).
  • An advanced permissions system (work in progress).
  • Dependency Caching to speed up tasks.

Website: agola.io
Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Sorint.lab S.p.A.
License: Apache License 2.0

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