About Buddy

Buddy is a cloud-based CI/CD and DevOps automation platform for web developers, which provides tools for building, testing, and deploying applications. The platform includes 100+ built-in actions to help simplify development and deployment pipelines. Buddy offers a range of actions covering builds, tests, deployments, website monitoring, and application management, in order to aid with tech integration and monitoring. With support for languages and frameworks including Phython, Ruby, React, Elixir, Gatsby, Angular, and many more, Buddy can be used by developers from any background.

With Buddy, DevOps teams can build websites or applications, run SSH commands, and deploy applications to any server or cloud. It works with a range of Git providers including GitHub, Bitbucket, GitLab, and other private repositories, and facilitates deployment to IaaS or PaaS systems including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, DigitalOcean, Rackspace, Heroku, Azure App Service, Shopify, UpCloud, Vultr,and Netlify.

Buddy allows users to fetch dependencies, compile code, compress CSS, and run Gulp/Grunt tasks on every push to branch, on click, or recurrently. It facilitates the building and pushing of Docker images, as well as the creation of delivery pipelines.

Pricing starting from:

US$75,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Pricing starting from:

US$75,00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Buddy: 40

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Applications Management
  • Build Log
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Continuous Deployment
  • Custom Development
  • Customizable Templates
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Event Logs
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Graphical User Interface
  • HTML5 Technology
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Iteration Management
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Performance Testing Tools
  • Pipeline Management
  • Project Templates
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Software Development
  • Software Testing Management
  • Source Control
  • Testing Management
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Version Control
  • Visual Modeling
  • Web App Development
  • Web/Mobile App Development
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
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Value for Money
4,5/5
Features
4,8/5
Ease of Use
4,9/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Guilherme P.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2019/12/12

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.

Doug N.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2019/05/28

Overall my experience has been absolutely amazing. I have been able to deploy multiple technology...

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.

Sumith T.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Best CI on Cloud platform.

Reviewed on 2019/12/11

Overall its a great tool to integrate CI and since everything is connected very well, it can do...

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Financial Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

CI/CD made easy

Reviewed on 2019/12/09

People usually complain about paying for something they can make themselves. Buddy has freed up a...

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.

Oliver N.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Rock solid

Reviewed on 2019/12/09

Buddy couldn't have come sooner for us. It has solved all of our problems and now allows us to...

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

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Buddy offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$75,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Buddy is available for both cloud and on-premise deployment. Cloud plans start at $75/month and on-premise plans start at $175/month for up to 5 users. Free accounts are also available and include 5 projects, and 500MB cache storage. Cloud plans: Pro: $75/month for 20 projects and 10GB cache storage Hyper: $200/month for unlimited projects and 20GB cache storage. On-Premises: Up to 5 users: $175/month Up to 10 users: $350/month Up to 20 users: $700/month Up to 40 users: $1400/month Up to 100 users: $3500/month Over 100 users: Contact Buddy for pricing information

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Buddy has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001+

We do not have any information about what languages Buddy supports

Buddy supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile)

Buddy integrates with the following applications:

Bitbucket, Cloudflare, Datadog, Drupal, GitHub, GitLab, Google Cloud Platform, Heroku, Loggly, Microsoft Azure, New Relic One, Rollbar, Sentry, Shopify, Slack, Telegram, WordPress

Buddy offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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