What is Buildbot?
BuildBot is a system to automate the compile/test cycle required by most software projects to validate code changes. By automatically rebuilding and testing the tree each time something has changed, build problems are pinpointed quickly, before other developers are inconvenienced by the failure.
Buildbot is a tool in the Continuous Integration category of a tech stack.
Buildbot is an open source tool with 4.1K GitHub stars and 1.4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Buildbot's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Buildbot?
8 companies reportedly use Buildbot in their tech stacks, including Mozilla, Animoto, and Fetch Robotics.
32 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Buildbot.
Why developers like Buildbot?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Buildbot
- run builds on a variety of slave platforms
- arbitrary build process: handles projects using C, Python, whatever
- minimal host requirements: Python and Twisted
- slaves can be behind a firewall if they can still do checkout
- status delivery through web page, email, IRC, other protocols
- track builds in progress, provide estimated completion time
- flexible configuration by subclassing generic build process classes
- debug tools to force a new build, submit fake Changes, query slave status
- released under the GPL
Buildbot Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Buildbot?
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