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Buddy

The simplest CI/CD tool ever made

4.81/5 (118 reviews)

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Buddy Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Buddy's features:

Corey C.

The simplest and probably the most complete solution for deploying your projects to servers.

2019-12-11

Great, Buddy has made it easy to build a complex deployment process that is version controlled and easy to manage in forked projects.

Pros

This platform is allowing us to slowly automate our entire development pipeline, testing through to deployment.

Cons

Also, the limit on concurrent deployments (which is tied to your pricing tier) means sometimes your project deployments can stack up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Cesar C.

Easy deployments

2019-12-09

We use Buddy Works to deploy new updates of LMS-kind software to our development and production servers in real-time

Pros

This service is a beast, from the way you start configuring your pipeline from an existing repository and all the available actions to the fully specified real-time log of the executed actions, the ability to clone existing pipelines and the analytics provided and the possibility to rollback

Cons

The only thing that we didn't like was the quantity of projects that you can have in the free version but that doesn't justify the overall quality of the service

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Mark P.

Excellent!

2019-12-10

Buddy has helped our team tremendously in making us able to collaborate on site development.

Pros

ease of use, efficiency, accessibility, and design.

Cons

learning curve, there are still some features that I am discovering through use - would be nice to have courses on quickly setting up all the applications of Buddy

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Neil S.

Easy to use, Empowers teams

2019-05-23

As mentioned in our positives, our business use case was to simply set up deployments and build pipelines without the hassle whilst also empowering our team of developers and project managers.

Pros

Last the integrations with Slack and Github have enabled us to notify the whole team when a deployment fails or succeeds.

Cons

If Buddy is down for maintenance (this is extremely rare and also only for a few minutes usually) it can delay our deployments waiting for it to be back up.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jo L.

Beautiful, high-quality continuous integration tool

2019-05-22

Saves us a ton of time and headaches when deploying new releases for our online invoicing application CoManage.me.

Pros

- easy to use - beautiful interface - highly customizable - great support - fair pricing

Cons

Nothing, really. It's a very high-quality service.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric S.

Great pipeline services

2019-12-10

Overall, we've seen great increases in deployment speed and ability to get code from Development to Production quickly and efficiently.

Pros

We love the stability it has provided as well as consistently deploying our code, both compiled and 'raw' to all of our services.

Cons

We've occasionally had glitches in deployment, but these were rectified very quickly and communicated to us by the team at Buddy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug N.

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

2019-05-28

Buddy has numerous 1st-party integrations to various platforms and tools to get you started very quickly.

Pros

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Tom T.

The easiest, most reliable CI/CD service on the market

2019-05-22

Buddy has saved me a ton of time over the few years, building and deploying websites to a number of different servers and services and I honestly couldn't be happier.

Pros

Setting up deployment workflows is an absolute cinch, with support for various build tools, version control systems and third party services out the box.

Cons

Nothing so far, Buddy has been great since day one.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gil M.

The best CI/CD tool

2019-12-10

Buddy was the best choice we made for our pipeline. You are amazing!

Pros

Buddy is a must-have tool for all software development companies.

Cons

I even tried hard, but the reality is that I find nothing that is negative ...

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sumith T.

Best CI on Cloud platform.

2019-12-11

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

My favourite is the UI.

Cons

Though its easy to setup some part of it, sometimes its really hard to find the help and configure something custom.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ryan O.

Great CI/CD Service

2016-12-15

One of the key areas we look to save time is deployments. We've tried various services for CI/CD and have found Buddy to be the best so far.

Pros

The power and flexibility.

Cons

Nothing yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Buddy

Be sure to check out their docs and guides for in-depth explanations of the features.

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)

Buddy - The easiest CI/CD tool by far

2019-06-12

We also use it to deploy production applications, with easy.

Pros

With buddy I created the first pipeline in minutes and it helped me a lot, since I was the only one who was deploying applications in the company.

Cons

I love buddy :) I don't remember any cons.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben P.

Really like it.

2019-05-09

Pros

The free version is perfect to start a development & project environment and paid plans are reasonable.

Cons

Better GitHub connections to show which person pushed the last code to trigger the pipeline.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from Buddy


Hello Ben!
I'm happy to hear that you like our product. When it comes to the issue you have mentioned, we have made improvements to the GitHub connections, so you should now properly see who triggered the pipeline. If you still have issues with that, feel free to contact our support, we will do our best to find a proper solution.

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Alan G.

Time Saver - Easy to introduct to team and projects

2019-12-10

We are currently using over 15 pipelines with various software clients, for mobile, and web solutions.

Pros

It easily integrates with many of the tools we use, and saves us a lot of time.

Cons

For some of our clients it would be easier to have a more expanded free tier so they are more comfortable using the product earlier on once they have to get their own buddy account.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Cavell B.

Great CI/CD Tool

2019-12-22

Pros

I liked the graphical user interface and how easy it was to set up new actions in a pipeline or even re-deploy a previous commit.

Cons

There were a few things I didn't like to begin with but I can't remember them at the moment.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Julien M.

Easy CI for everything

2019-05-23

Buddy has been a perfect tool for us, and helps us deploy different repos every day, in different and unique ways.

Pros

The GUI is extremely easy and much faster than typing yaml files, but if you'd like to type your CI, they offer an easy import/export tool.

Cons

It's hard to think about what I don't like about Buddy, but if anything I suppose it would be that their atomic deployments are a little challenging to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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William R.

Great CI tool

2019-12-09

Pros

The web interface for editing scripts and setting branches for pipelines.

Cons

It looses some configurability with the web interface.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex H.

Very useful tool for building up CICD

2019-05-26

Pros

It is very convenient to help the team to build up ci/cd process.

Cons

UI interface; Quickly installation; Many too for integration

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Volkan O.

Easy to use, powerful, and reliable

2016-12-20

I use it with my regular continuous development and automation tasks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Łukasz C.

Just made my life easier

2019-02-28

Buddy allowed me to create a really decent deployment pipeline, with monitoring and notifications on slack and email in minutes.

Pros

Being customer-driven Tons of integration. From servers like DigitalOcean, through messeging (Slack, mail, Telegram etc.)

Cons

And then you don't have much choice other, then paying for this tool, because you already love it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Raphaël G.

Easy to Use & Beautiful UI

2019-12-12

Buddy is the easiest CI/CD solution I could find.

Pros

With a few clicks you can create a deployment pipeline easily.

Cons

When there are new users, they may not be able to access some old projects even if they have been added to the group that have access to this project and must be authorized individually.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Luciano Adrian D.

Great tool to make your job easier

2019-12-11

Pros

You have different options to deploy. It's very fast and easy to set up

Cons

The interface the first time is a little confusing until you get to understand how it works, then is great :)

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul K.

Great automization with a great free plan

2019-12-10

We're automating the deployment on our staging environments.

Pros

* free plan * beautiful UI * easy to use * Multiple pipelines per project

Cons

As a user and not an admin I didn't really encounter any cons.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Buddy review

2019-12-13

Pros

We use it to deploy anything from web apps with Vue.js, server-side applications with Laravel, WordPress and Node without any issues.

Cons

I'd like to run unit tests with Jest, so it would be great if there was clear examples on how to do so and fail a deploy on failed tests.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Karl M.

Easy to use

2019-12-13

Can deploy sites from version control with ease, real awesome

Pros

Really easy to set up, been using for a white without any issues

Cons

Not really much to dislike about the software. It's really good!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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