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Buddy - One-click delivery automation for Web Developers

Buddy | v2.4.15

Linux/Unix, Ubuntu 20.04 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Austin H.

East to Configure

  • January 04, 2019
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
How easy it is to set up and deploy an application to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
What do you dislike?
Number of concurrent jobs you can do is based on the plan
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
It makes zipping and deploying to AWS so much easier. It's faster than our in-house solutions and cheaper to run.


    George W.

Great CI, Self-hosted, Doesn't break the bank

  • August 04, 2018
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
I love the fact that we are able to use buddy enterprise to self-host our CI server, we develop a lot of in host web applications and some are as simple as ftping files over to update the site, while others require us to deploy node apps buddy make all of this possible under a single pane of glass
What do you dislike?
my only real complaint with buddy is their documentation is lacking both from setup guides to change logs for updates.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Automating software deployments to various endpoints from github has been a HUGE timesaver as well as allowing us to keep our code in a central repo.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Its so far the only CI system that does what I need and was easy to setup 1-3 hr total setup time.


    Matthew J.

Getting started is easy and Great Customer Support

  • May 19, 2018
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What do you like best?
I have been using this for a couple of months and have really enjoyed playing with it. Getting started was a snap and the overall selection of plugins and out of the box features made this one of my favorite products I have used in a long time.
What do you dislike?
Nothing, I really think they nailed the UI and features.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
This is one of our first ventures into DevOps, we are starting to work on getting more and more deployments automated and this tool made it easy.


    Lucas W.

Best CI/CD that I've used

  • January 25, 2018
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What do you like best?
UX - Hands down the best UX, I've had on any CI/CD tool. Status and progress are very clear, so there's never a question about what's happening and you don't have to read through a wall of text before you're able to identify issues. Setting up your workflow aka "pipeline" is a very easy process, which is crucial because it's the crux of the whole system.

UI - Modern and sleek, clearly subjective, however, the tool itself is not a cookie cutter design and there was a lot of thought put into the aesthetic, which definitely separates it from other tools within the same space.

Flexibility - One of the issues with other GUI driven CI/CD tools we've experienced is it's lack of flexibility, however, Buddy doesn't have those same limitations. Comes with pretty much everything you expect and/or want from any CI/CD tool. Automation, notifications, cloning, Rsync (clutch), variables (seemingly simple, but also clutch), SSH, 3rd party connections, "CRON" jobs, etc. the list goes on. All done without being forced to write a single config. file.

Speed - One the fastest, if not the fastest deployment tools we've used.

Sandboxes ... yea ... sandboxes
What do you dislike?
If you're doing the self-hosted "Enterprise" version, updating is not horrible, but it is kinda clunky. There's a way to update through the GUI, however, more often than not, it still forces you to SSH into your server to update a package.

Every now and again, when there's a change, it's not as well documented as it could've been. Without being too long-winded, Buddy 2.0 forced a key change for all projects, w/o detailing that it was a required update. Having to update a lot of projects with new keys was a bear.

Pricing. Now granted, the pricing model is on par with other services, and that's fine., and this just recently (1.x => 2.0) changed. But you previously were able to have a working free version, which is no longer available, which is to the detriment of freelancers. If you were grandfathered in or want to stay with version 1.0, that's all good, but you don't get all the 2.0 goodies.

Support response times, a bit longer, but that's only really due to the fact that we're on opposite sides of the globe, but if you're based in the US, keep that in mind.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We needed a reliable CI/CD tool, that we could keep under lock-and-key on our own servers, that had all the flexibility of all the other major players in this space. This provides us with unprecedented speed, simplicity, and flexibility that just works, without any real compromise.