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What is Buddy?

Git platform for web and software developers with Docker-based tools for Continuous Integration and Deployment.
Buddy is a tool in the Continuous Deployment category of a tech stack.

Who uses Buddy?

Companies
35 companies reportedly use Buddy in their tech stacks, including Docplanner, Buddy, and Ambar.

Developers
104 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Buddy.

Buddy Integrations

GitHub, PHP, Node.js, Python, and CloudFlare are some of the popular tools that integrate with Buddy. Here's a list of all 69 tools that integrate with Buddy.

Why developers like Buddy?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Buddy
Buddy Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Buddy in their tech stack.

Epistol
Epistol
at Epistol.fr | 11 upvotes 228.6K views
Laravel
Laravel
PhpStorm
PhpStorm
Google Analytics
Google Analytics
Sass
Sass
HTML5
HTML5
JavaScript
JavaScript
Vue.js
Vue.js
Webpack
Webpack
Buddy
Buddy
nginx
nginx
Ubuntu
Ubuntu
GitHub
GitHub
Git
Git
Deployer
Deployer
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Let's Encrypt
Let's Encrypt
Stripe
Stripe
Asana
Asana
Bulma
Bulma
PHP
PHP
#CDG
CDG

I use Laravel because it's the most advances PHP framework out there, easy to maintain, easy to upgrade and most of all : easy to get a handle on, and to follow every new technology ! PhpStorm is our main software to code, as of simplicity and full range of tools for a modern application.

Google Analytics Analytics of course for a tailored analytics, Bulma as an innovative CSS framework, coupled with our Sass (Scss) pre-processor.

As of more basic stuff, we use HTML5, JavaScript (but with Vue.js too) and Webpack to handle the generation of all this.

To deploy, we set up Buddy to easily send the updates on our nginx / Ubuntu server, where it will connect to our GitHub Git private repository, pull and do all the operations needed with Deployer .

CloudFlare ensure the rapidity of distribution of our content, and Let's Encrypt the https certificate that is more than necessary when we'll want to sell some products with our Stripe api calls.

Asana is here to let us list all the functionalities, possibilities and ideas we want to implement.

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Buddy
Buddy

We use Buddy because it's extremely easy to start working with, because of the powerful GUI which let you configure pipeline in minutes, but also let you switch to the YAML based pipeline, and have full control over your pipeline and deploy cycle. I also appreciate the support by the Buddy team, they are an extraordinary focused team, which are able to act and think as a developer, and this is extremely important!

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Buddy
Buddy

I use Buddy because I don't have time to do things manually as I did a decade ago. I have more work, more clients, more responsibilities because Buddy takes out the wasted time doing manual tasks. Don't work like its 2008. Work like its 3018!

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Johnny Bell
Johnny Bell
Senior Software Engineer at StackShare | 8 upvotes 76K views
GitHub
GitHub
Netlify
Netlify
Amazon S3
Amazon S3
Buddy
Buddy
Amazon CloudFront
Amazon CloudFront
CloudFlare
CloudFlare
Code Climate
Code Climate
#Devops
#Webpack
#Git
#Gzip

When I first built my portfolio I used GitHub for the source control and deployed directly to Netlify on a push to master. This was a perfect setup, I didn't need any knowledge about #DevOps or anything, it was all just done for me.

One of the issues I had with Netlify was I wanted to gzip my JavaScript files, I had this setup in my #Webpack file, however Netlify didn't offer an easy way to set this.

Over the weekend I decided I wanted to know more about how #DevOps worked so I decided to switch from Netlify to Amazon S3. Instead of creating any #Git Webhooks I decided to use Buddy for my pipeline and to run commands. Buddy is a fantastic tool, very easy to setup builds, copying the files to my Amazon S3 bucket, then running some #AWS console commands to set the content-encoding of the JavaScript files. - Buddy is also free if you only have a few pipelines, so I didn't need to pay anything 馃馃徎.

When I made these changes I also wanted to monitor my code, and make sure I was keeping up with the best practices so I implemented Code Climate to look over my code and tell me where there code smells, issues, and other issues I've been super happy with it so far, on the free tier so its also free.

I did plan on using Amazon CloudFront for my SSL and cacheing, however it was overly complex to setup and it costs money. So I decided to go with the free tier of CloudFlare and it is amazing, best choice I've made for caching / SSL in a long time.

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frido
frido
Buddy
Buddy
CircleCI
CircleCI

I started my continuous intagration with Buddy. This is very good tool to start with. Easy configuration, many options and integrations, everything configurable via web page interface. My build proccess was configured in few minutes. Then I tried CircleCI and I like it. After you read documentation, it is easy to configure. Builds are faster. I can store/share artifacts, test result. Build wolkflow description is stored in repository. Now I prefer to use CircleCI

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Buddy
Buddy

I use Buddy because it has awesome GUI and integration. You don't need to be DevOps expert or know YML and stuffs to set up your CI/CD pipeline. One of the best UI/UX I have found on any developer tools products.

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Buddy's Features

  • Automatic deployments on push to branch
  • Docker-based builds and tests
  • 10-minute setup of complete environment
  • Integrates with GitHub, Bitbucket & GitLab
  • DevOps and website monitoring actions
  • Clear and telling UI/UX
  • Supports all popular languages and frameworks, including PHP/Laravel, Node.js, Rails, Python, Java, .NET Core, Elixir and Go

Buddy Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Buddy?
AWS CodePipeline
CodePipeline builds, tests, and deploys your code every time there is a code change, based on the release process models you define.
DeployBot
DeployBot makes it simple to deploy your work anywhere. You can compile or process your code in a Docker container on our infrastructure, and we'll copy it to your servers once everything has been successfully built.
Spinnaker
Created at Netflix, it has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers.
Google Cloud Build
Cloud Build lets you build software quickly across all languages. Get complete control over defining custom workflows for building, testing, and deploying across multiple environments such as VMs, serverless, Kubernetes, or Firebase.
Deployer
A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box
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Buddy's Followers
144 developers follow Buddy to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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