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The simplest CI/CD tool ever made, acclaimed by top developers worldwide. It uses delivery pipelines to build, test and deploy software. Pipelines are created with over 100 ready-to-use actions, that can be arranged in any way.

Latest User Reviews

  1. User avatar
    Buddy Rocks

    I have around two years when met buddy for my personal projects. I found it intuitive and great. I almost can set up pipelines with closed eyes. It helped me with development and learning. I recommend also startups and mature projects.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Intuitive|Easy to use|Verbose|Great user experience
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    A bit expensive
  2. User avatar
    Best there ever was

    Buddy works is the most awesome automating CI application, it lets you deploy sites at the best convenience. It also automatically detects the type of language your application uses and gives you the recommendation regarding the commands which should be executed

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: CircleCI, Codeship, Travis CI
  3. User avatar
    The best solution for continuous delivery

    I have a eCommerce company and the Buddy helps us to delivery all projects and maintain the our platform updated. The Buddy is easy to implements and easy to operate, definitively, the best solution

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: CircleCI, Travis CI
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Easy user interface|Easy integration|Fast|Database documentation|Tools integrations|Visual
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Higher base price
  4. User avatar
    Great entry to CI/CD for free

    Started using Buddy on our company as the first CI/CD tool and their free offering has been very generous and has helped us organize our production and staging flow. Definitely recommend it as a CI/CD and with the free offering you have nothing to lose.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins, Travis CI, BitBucket
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Affordable price|Amazing platform (ux friendly)
  5. User avatar
    Very easy & free for starters incl. great support.

    Very easy & free for starters incl. great support. I really love it!

    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Very easy|Modern interface
  6. User avatar
    Quick to get started, good for inexperienced users

    Very low barrier to entry, really good if you have inexperienced team members that dont need to learn to YAML engineer, or really even how to build a docker container.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Bamboo
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Super simple
  7. User avatar
    Buddy Simply Works

    In my humble opinion Buddy is an awesome no-nonsense CI/CD tool, easy to use and yet very powerful. Free for small use and reasonable prices for pro's.

    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Powerful|A lot of built in actions|Third party service integration|Free basic plan
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Nothing, so far
  8. User avatar

    Has most all the features and very easy to use.

    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Easy user interface|Advanced features
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Workflow support
  9. User avatar

    Best CI/CD tool I am constantly using in work and freelance projects. No hassle delivering my code to production environment.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Super fast|Fast ui|Cost effective|Free trial
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Slow support
  10. User avatar
    Buddy for the win

    I have been using Buddy for around a year now and I couldn't be happier with it. It makes our pipeline run a lot more smoothly than it used to. I highly recommend anyone to give it a try and see for yourself.

    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Easy user interface|Easy integration
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Nothing, so far
  11. User avatar
    It's simply a superior tool

    I have been using Buddy for 2 years now, and I got say I never have felt more comfortable with a tool. We run 25 projects with over 50 pipelines, integrations, and schedulers. Its integration with Docker makes it years ahead of its competitors.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins, Travis CI, CircleCI
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Ui|Super simple|Versitle|Powerful|Easy to use|Easy integration|Third party service integration
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Pricing|Limited trial version
  12. User avatar
    Simple and powerful deployment tool

    I've been using Buddy for while, and until now I'm really happy with that, I'm not DevOps, but with Buddy it becomes so simple that I can handle with all that, I have the most great integrations in one click, thank you buddy :)

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: CircleCI, Jenkins, Travis CI
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Super simple|Powerful|Well designed
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Price
  13. User avatar
    Simple to setup and configure.

    Simply the easiest way to get up and running with automated deployments. I've had a few issues with Vultr and the SFTP setup, but I am running an atypical setup.

    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Simple|Heaps of integrations
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Few issues with sftp
  14. User avatar
    Simple, fast and, great.

    Simple configuration, made possible a fast and efficient implantation. Very attentive, helpful and accurate support.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins, CircleCI
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Intuitive|Great customer support|Nice interface|Third party service integration
  15. User avatar
    Awesome deployment tool

    This tool is amazing, It really helps to automate all procedures and installs of deployment. I use it almost everyday!

    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Nice interface|Allows you to add both visual and script instructions
  16. User avatar
    Fast, Simple and Enjoyable

    We started using a few weeks ago. Now we're all in with our production environment. Usign the plugin to change a image in Kubernetes is a breeze.

  17. User avatar

    Many options to choose for your automation and very intuitive and good looking UI.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Travis CI, CircleCI, Heroku
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Many built-in features|Easy to use|Intuitive|Free basic plan
  18. User avatar
    Best in the CI/CD market by FAR!

    I started using Buddy since it was called Meat. It has always been so easy to understand and powerful since they have a lot of integrations. I was lucky to get a free license key in the beginning for the on premise installation. Unfortunately their business model has been very oriented to big companies that can afford it and not for freelancers or startups.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins, CircleCI, GitHub
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to get started|Nice interface
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Expensive
  19. User avatar
    You gotta lova buddy

    I got introduced to buddy by a friend and fell in love instantly! I mean with the new visual regressions and the new features they just set new standards. The pipline debugging and everything. Feels like working locally on my Desktop. I use the payed version at work, and I'm thankful for the free version they have for my little late afternoon projects.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: GitHub Actions
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Debugging|Literally every feature|Chosing different version of software, for example node.js version are quickly switched with a select box
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Rare bugs caused by github webhooks (i don't know who to "blame" here)
  20. User avatar
    Incredibly simple and powerful

    This tools has lots of integration. You just pick, stack, customize and hit run. Incredibly simple yet powerful pipelines can be achieved.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Super simple|Highly customizable|Easy user interface|Tools integrations
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Nothing, so far
  21. User avatar
    Beautiful CI for all needs

    At first, we only used Buddy for our private projects. But now we will migrate our existing application pipelines to Buddy because of the full range of functionality that is available.

    Very nice CI.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Travis CI, CircleCI, Jenkins
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Powerful|Nice interface|Excellent features
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Expensive
  22. Moritz Friedrich avatar
    Pretty much the best CI we ever used

    We moved from Jenkins over Teamcity to Buddy, and it's really the best thing I've seen in 8 years of industry experience. With Jenkins, adding a project in a new language or with special environment requirements always meant lots of headache: You had to prepare the server, hope whatever packages you needed to install would not collide with other build requirements, and don't even dare to require two different dependency versions!

    Fast forward to Buddy: I simply set up a new build step in a pipeline with the Docker image I need, full stop. No conflicts, no problems, no manual setup, nothing - all powered by Docker.

    In addition to the awesome base concept, Buddy has a beautiful UI that simply works and doesn't require a thousand plugins or constant updating.
    In the few cases where I needed support, they have always been fast, friendly and helpful.

    Give it a try!

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: Jenkins, TeamCity
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Fast|Flexible|Great customer support|Powerful
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Expensive
  23. User avatar
    It's everything you want in a CI system

    I've used a ton of CI/CD systems in my years and is my favorite by far, it has all the features, provides a simple and snappy interface and it's blazing fast - I use it for all my personal projects and it's just amazing.

    ๐Ÿ Competitors: CircleCI, GitlabRunner, Travis CI, Jenkins
    ๐Ÿ‘ Pros:    Easy to use|Snappy interface|Fast|Cheap
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž Cons:    Interface might be confusing at the start
  24. User avatar

    Buddy is the best CI/CD platform I have ever used. It's just simple to get started with โค๏ธ

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Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Buddy and what they use it for.
  • Project Ready to launch from local to live
    Tried all kinds of things. Doing manual uploads to a Digitalocean droplet. Custom CI pipelines via, Forge, Ploi. Iโ€™d say choose whatever makes it the easiest (although there is good learning experience to be made from making a pipeline yourself) to maintain. Currently using to manage the servers and deployments for my Laravel apps and running them on cheap $5 Digitalocean Droplets. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • WordPress from PC to PC and from localhost to host
    Best way to move is putting all of the code on local into a git repo, committing to gitlab or github, and using something like Buddy Works to push the code on commit. If you're not familiar with git yet, then moving code via SFTP is also an option. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • How to validate your Jenkinsfile locally before committing
    Continuous integration and deployment is a fun topic. I've learned a lot recently working on some projects at my actual job. The task can be a little intimidating sometimes, specially if you work with Jenkins. Don't get me wrong! Jenkins is an amazing tool. I just find the learning curve a little bit steeper compared to other solutions I've tried (Github Actions, Gitlab CI/CD Pipelines,, etc). - Source: / about 2 months ago
  • A good alternative to DeployBot?
    Iโ€™ve seen some recommendations for DeployHQ and Buddy. Not sure which would be better. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • what other ci/cds are that can do this?
    I came across and I kinda like it but then the memory is kinda limiting on the free plan and the actual reason I chose buddy was that it allows maintaining a mirror of the repository and I can push to it's remote to trigger a build but the it failed on all the builds due to memory limitations and I was thinking if there's other CI/CDs that provide this kind of functionality where I can push a mirror... - Source: / about 2 months ago

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