New feature: Trigger condition in builds

Buddy lets you run delivery pipelines in various modes: manually on click, recurrently on interval, or automatically on push to repository. However, sometimes you may want to run a pipeline but skip certain actions—for example, when the commited changes don't require to be compiled by the build.

How to setup Continuous Delivery for Node.js

The 2010s elevated HTML, CSS and JavaScript to the status of the Holy Trinity of modern web development and gave us visually rich, interactive, and mobile-friendly websites.

However, it also means websites need to be built and tested before it can be released. A textbook example of a properly configured delivery process can look like this:

New feature: Google Container Engine

Following our recent Kubernetes integration, we're happy to announce you can now run your containers on Google clusters.

Google Container Engine is a cluster manager and orchestration system run in Google Cloud. It is based on Kubernetes open source container management system and is most often used by software developers for creating enterprise applications that require scalability and performance.

Buddy v1.5.29 Released

New features

  • Trigger conditions in build actions, eg. run gulp on tasks only on changes in the /assets folder
  • New action: Wait for apply. The pipeline will wait for manual confirmation to proceed
  • New action: Run Kubernetes job
  • You can now optimize your Kubernetes tasks in the Google Container Engine

How to deploy projects with Git

SFTP, SCP, Rsync, the good old FTP – there are many ways to deliver an app. The choice depends on many factors, such as working speed, infrastructure limitations (some servers allow only FTP upload), or developer preferences.

A couple weeks ago we made an analysis on what our clients use for application upload. The clear winner was the FTP protocol. Right after it there were SFTP and Rsync. However, in this post we'd like to talk about the fourth contender that's missed the podium by scratch: Git.

Buddy v1.5.27 Released

New features

Improvements

  • Google App Engine – in this action we've been using the offical Google image. Recently, Google has changed the base image to Alpine, which forced us to change the way in which the methods are called
  • [Buddy Enterprise] You can now set the timeout for build actions in config. If the length of pipeline execution exceeds the value, the execution will end as 'failed'

Buddy v1.5.24 Released

New features

Improvements

  • Don't skip flag. A single pipeline cannot be undergoing more than one execution at a given time. In other words, if the execution is in progress and another user runs the pipeline, the second execution will be queued and won't start until the first one is over. However, if there are more executions in the line (for example 5), Buddy will only run the newest execution (5) and skip the rest (2-4). From now on you can check Don't skip in the pipeline and Buddy will run all executions one by one. This feature is useful if you want to check every single commit for errors

Feature roadmap for June 2017

It's been a busy couple of months for the team at Buddy.

As you can learn from our weekly newsletter, we're doing our best to drop new features regularly, their priority always reflecting current demand from the community. Here's a few words on what we're working on at the moment, and what we're cooking for the months to come.

Buddy v1.5.21 Released

New features

  • New integration: Kubernetes. You can now apply K8s deployment configs, set images in K8s deployment, and run K8s jobs.

Improvements

  • A followup to using Slack as a deploy bot, it is now possible to run deployments with a short hash code
  • You can now use the list of commits and the list of added/modified files in the Buddy parameters. The full list of parameters is available here

Bug fixes

  • For some users the DigitalOcean integration was not listing droplets when adding a new deployment action. This was caused by the token not refreshing correctly. Fixed
  • Fixed bug with Google Cloud Storage deployment not working properly if the source path indicated a single file instead of a folder
  • Fixed bug with listing projects in Google Cloud Engine. Just like with DigitalOcean, this was caused by the token not refreshing correctly
  • [Buddy Enterprise] Fixed bug with wrong allocation of RAM to Docker containers, which in some cases caused the installation process to fail.

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