CircleCI vs GitHub Actions

Teams that want confidence in every commit choose CircleCI over GitHub Actions

CI/CD isn’t an add-on.
It’s a core part of your business.

We know continuous integration and deployment are mission-critical. That's why CI/CD is all we do.

Built to validate changes quickly

Our native testing and debugging tools help developers rapidly find and fix errors.

Developers can't settle

GitHub users know that CircleCI is the best CI/CD tool to build, test, and deploy.

More powerful automation

Customize operating systems, CPUs, GPUs, memory, and images for each job.

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Get to market at the speed of creativity

Faster builds mean delivering ideas as quickly as you can think of them.

What sets CircleCI apart

Powerful workflows

CircleCI lets you customize the environment for your builds, tests, and deployments.

SSH debugging

Securely access any job on CircleCI to debug builds and tests in real-time.

Auto-test splitting

Shorten the feedback loop by automatically splitting your tests across parallel instances of the same job.


Get visibility into workflow status, duration, and consumption, with our Insights dashboard.

Integrations for every job

Config you can package, ship, and re-use.
Automate your entire CI/CD pipeline with orbs.

Don’t take
our word for it

Ruby on Rails developers choose CircleCI for
continuous integration more than any other CI platform.

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Survey results show CircleCI being used the most

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