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 ...


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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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December 2019

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Guilherme from Rocketseat

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2019

Makes it ridiculously easy to build and maintain complex CI/CD pipelines

Pros

The unique and intuitive way we can interact with it. It is a complete platform that's also very simple to use, so simple that setting up any new pipeline usually takes ten minutes tops. At our company, we use multiple Buddy actions, such as: File transferring (SFTP), performing Status Checks for CR, building and pushing Docker images, establishing containerized environment for tests and setting up K8s deployment images. And we are pretty happy with our overall experience with Buddy.

Cons

Price, maybe? IIRC, it's a little more expensive than alternatives but I think it's worth it in the end.

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

Sumith from Permeance Technologies

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.

December 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 2-10 employees

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

CI/CD made easy

People usually complain about paying for something they can make themselves. Buddy has freed up a lot of time for everyone in the organization by removing the technical skill and knowledge of Buddy configuration. The time saved is WORTH every penny!

Pros

The UX is so simple yet so powerful that anyone can create pipelines. Even our non-technical users understands the software and create pipelines to automate their needs from the code.

Cons

The cap of concurrent runs is set to 4 on self-hosted. Even though the wait time is pretty low, it's still annoying when we deploy large amount of microservices.

Reasons for Choosing Buddy

If Gitlab or Jenkins had such a nice UI/UX and customer service, I'd re-evaluate. As of now, Buddy is hands down one of the best service I've used money on.

Reasons for Switching to Buddy

I got tired of listening to people whine about their pipelines doesn't work like they wanted. To add new services I had to figure out what to do. Wasted a lot of time...

December 2019

Oliver from Si digital

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

Reasons for Switching to Buddy

We were having so many issues with Deploybot. They slowed down on new features since being sold to another company, now it seems they've been left to die. We also had so many issues with stuck pipelines and web UI bugs. Sometimes the only solution would be to delete everything and start again (if it deleted properly of course, which was another bug)