Buddy's 2016 Recap

December 15, 2016

Buddy's 2016 Recap

It's been a year since we launched Buddy and, oh boy, what a year it was! Below you will find a recap of 2016 that will show you how the service evolved month by month, feature by feature.


January: Docker-based build actions

Run your builds in isolated Docker containers with pre-installed languages and frameworks.

February: Filesystem for pipelines

Compile files, generate artifacts and store static files in pipeline-specific cache folders.

Pipeline filesystemPipeline filesystem

March: Wildcards for pipelines

Define trigger mode patterns to test and deploy multiple branches at once.

April: Actions triggering on if conditions

Use conditional actions to send custom notifications on failed builds and deployments.

May: Services for containers

Attach services to build actions: MySQL, MongoDB, Elastic, Postgres, Redis, MariaDB & Memcached.

June: Buddy GO

Store code and run builds and deployments on your own server with the official self-hosted version of Buddy.

Click here to download Buddy GO.

Buddy GOBuddy GO

July: Recurring executions for pipelines

Run integration tests and monitor your websites and servers in specified time intervals.

August: Deploy anywhere, anytime

Deploy your apps to AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Google App & Cloud Engines and Microsoft Azure on a single push to branch.

New deployment actionsNew deployment actions

September: Environment variables

Store and manage logins, passwords and parameters for easy access from any input in the service.

Environment variablesEnvironment variables

October: Pipeline badges

Embed images to show the status of your builds on a website or in a README file.

Pipeline badgesPipeline badges

November: Amazon Love. Expanded

Run code in AWS Lambda, Deploy Docker images to ECR, and update your EC2 instances with CodeDeploy.

New Amazon actionsNew Amazon actions

December: Static site generators

Develop blogs, documents and portfolios with a series of the most popular static site generators.

New Amazon actionsNew Amazon actions


Alexander Kus

Alexander Kus

Customer Success Manager

A story-teller and conversation-lover, Alexander decided to invest his skills to help his friends at Buddy transform the cold language of patch notes into exciting narratives. Also: an avid gamer, hip-hop DJ, Liverpool FC fan, absentminded husband, and the father of two.