Introducing: Pipeline grouping

Introducing: Pipeline grouping

August 19, 2021

Pipelines are the heart of Buddy. They let developers streamline software delivery, from running tests on your commits, to deployments, website monitoring, backups, and more. A single project (repository) in Buddy can have an unlimited number of pipelines, which means you can seamlessly create a delivery pipeline for each dev environment. Some of our users have hundreds or pipelines in a single project!

However, with the numbers or pipelines increasing, it was getting hard to manage them. Until now, the only way to facilitate that was to use pipeline folders. With this week's release, we deliver a new functionality that will help you cope with that: pipeline grouping.

Grouping dropdown locationGrouping dropdown location

Pipelines can be grouped by five features:

  1. Branch name
  2. Branch prefix
  3. Pipeline status
  4. Trigger mode
  5. Pipeline name prefix

Whenever you select one of the above, Buddy will automatically group them into distinct parties:

Grouping by pipeline statusGrouping by pipeline status

Grouping by prefix

If you group the pipelines by a prefix, the groups will be based on the patterns used in the name. For example, if you name your branches

feature/2fa
feature/api
feature/sso
bugfix/typo_on_main_site
bugfix/regex

Buddy will create two pipeline groups, feature and bugfix:

Grouping by branch prefixGrouping by branch prefix

If you group pipelines by prefix, the prefix will be cut out from the name. This way you can use longer names and there will no problem with displaying them in the UI.

Prefix separators

The following separators will split the branch prefix from the stem: /, -, _, .. In case of pipeline grouping, you can use the same separators plus spacebar.

Buddy is 100% customer driven. If there’s a feature or integration you miss, let us know in the comments below or directly at support@buddy.works.

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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.

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