About Buddy

Buddy is designed specifically for web developers to aid with CI/CD and application development. It allows users to build, test, and deploy applications using more than 100 pre-built actions to help automate deployment pipelines. It supports a range of development languages including Ruby, Elixir, Angular, Phython, and more, and allows users to deploy finished apps on IaaS or PaaS systems including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Rackspace, Heroku, Azure App Service, Shopify, UpCloud, Vultr,and  Netlify.

DevOps teams can use the Buddy platform to build custom applications using features such as Docker layer caching, concurrent pipelines, reusable environments, repository caching, changeset-based deployments, and more. Designed to make it...


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

117 Reviews of Buddy

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.81 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

5.0

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May 2019

Doug from Built Well Studio

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2019

A must-have automation tool for the non-IT professional

Overall my experience has been absolutely amazing. I have been able to deploy multiple technology stacks to multiple different environments, integrate PHP unit testing, check my applications' up-time, all while viewing everything in a single interface. Buddy has numerous 1st-party integrations to various platforms and tools to get you started very quickly. But what I have found invaluable is the tools that are made available for developers to create/customize their own integrations via cURL or SSH.

Pros

Buddy makes automation easy for developers who are not IT administrators. Unlike that of some of the other automation platforms, the available presets and hints that each pipeline comes with allows you to develop and customize your deployments and testing with very little learning curve. I would say that I love the user-interface and user-experience the most. The visual representations and animations make the tool feel more complete and polished than some of the competitors.

Cons

Unfortunately I would say that I like least is the cost. As both a full-time developer and a freelance developer, Buddy can provide services to developers of all disciplines. However as a freelance developer who sometimes has to work on a pretty strict budget, some of the entry-level pricing tiers can be a bit steep on a monthly basis.

Reasons for Choosing Buddy

I chose Buddy because of their "slick interface" and their customer service. I have had a great relationship with their customer service who are prompt and very knowledgable of their craft.

December 2019

Daniel from Artisans Collaborative

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Buddy Works

It just works. With very little setup and maintenance the solution just works. Features are intuitive, controls are plenty, and the UI is beautiful. I started with the free self-hosted version, and have continued with both the cloud and self-hosted on various teams. The various price points are great for getting the entire Git workflow organized for your team.

Pros

- The filesystem access to debug builds and their artifacts - The Dockerized containers for each action that share the filesystem - The many ready to go actions that can be added to any pipeline - The ability to have multiple pipelines running on a given project - The ability to tag and organize repositories into folders

Cons

- Requires a lot of memory for the self-hosted variant - Inability to use slashes to group repositories under namespaces

Reasons for Choosing Buddy

Better UI, simpler setup, self-hosted version, price.

December 2019

Sumith from Permeance Technologies

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

December 2019

Best CI on Cloud platform.

Overall its a great tool to integrate CI and since everything is connected very well, it can do magic during the complex deployment process.

Pros

Its very easy to set it up and get it going. My favourite is the UI.

Cons

There is no proper documentation or training videos on this tool. Though its easy to setup some part of it, sometimes its really hard to find the help and configure something custom.

Reasons for Choosing Buddy

Since its cloud based and very well presented UI. Easy to setup.

January 2020

Angel from Cobuild Lab Inc

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Program Development

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2020

Silver bullet for automating CI/CD

Love the tool definitely, Github Actions is getting there, but not even close yet. 100% recommended.

Pros

The integrations is by far the best feature of Buddy. it connects you with literally everything, Amazon, Google, Github, Slack, etc, etc, etc On top of that it allows you to run literally anything in their cloud.

Cons

Not so much about the pricing structure, I'm paying $200 and it seems that I could get more

Reasons for Choosing Buddy

Integrate with Github super easily. The UI with the integrations rocks

December 2019

Oliver from Si digital

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Rock solid

Buddy couldn't have come sooner for us. It has solved all of our problems and now allows us to deploy in a variety of complexities in no time at all.

Pros

- Very regular software updates, adding great new features all of the time - Decent UI that allows us to do everything we need. YAML configuration available to those who don't want it - Sensibly priced, self hosted option for those who want to keep it in-house - Good integration with all of the tools we use and more

Cons

- We have to manually renew our LetsEncrypt SSL through the CLI tool on the server - Hardware requirements can be a little high if using Docker, but that's more of a Docker problem than Buddy