Introducing: Static site generators (Jekyll, Hexo, Hugo, Middleman)

In response to demand from the web development community we’re happy to bring you a series of build actions for popular static site generators:

  • Jekyll - popular blog-aware static site generator written in Ruby
  • Hexo - fast, simple and powerful blog framework for markdown written posts
  • Hugo - flexible framework with many formats ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and more
  • Middleman - static site generator with modern web development tools and shortcuts

Introducing: Deployment to Google App Engine

Following GCE action, we’re expanding our Google integration further with deployments to the Google App Engine.

Google App Engine is a cloud platform for developing and hosting web applications in Google-managed data centers. Sanboxed and run across multiple servers, the apps in the Engine are automatically scaled with more resources being allocated to them should the number of requests increase.

Introducing: .NET Core build action

With .NET builds and Azure deployments already being available in Buddy for some time, we’re happy to announce the .NET Core build action.

.NET Core is a cross-platform (Windows, MacOS, Linux) framework optimized for open-source development and flexible deployments, maintained by Microsoft and the .NET community on GitHub.

Introducing: Folders for pipelines

We’re happy to announce you can now use folders to manage your pipelines. This feature comes handy if you’d like to organize your pipelines by environment (development, staging, production).

To create a folder, go to the Pipelines and click the option in the right column, type the name of the folder and select the pipelines that you want to include:

Adding new pipeline folder

Editing Folder Settings

You can edit folder details by hovering mouse pointer over the folder name and clicking the edit option. Note that once you create a new folder, the remaining pipelines will be automatically put into a General folder. This folder cannot be edited and will disappear if the custom folders are removed.

Editing folder details

Introducing: HTTP Requests v2.0

Responding to your requests, one of the most popular actions has just got an upgrade with new functionalities. For Buddy newcomers, the action is available in the DevOps section of the action list:

HTTP Request location

Not Only POST

With only POST requests previously available, the HTTP action now supports PUT, PATCH, GET & DELETE.

For POST, PUT & PATCH payload you can use these variables.

HTTP Request settings

Custom Headers

Along with the payload you can now also send custom headers. Just click More options in the action details and add however many headers you need:

Custom headers location

Introducing: Services for tasks and builds

This feature has been around for a while, but there still might be some of you unaware that you can attach services to Docker containers and use them in your builds. The feature is free with no limits imposed and includes the following services:

  • MySQL
  • MongoDB
  • Postgres
  • MariaDB
  • Redis
  • Memcached
  • Elasticsearch

List of actions that support services

Actions supporting services

How to attach services to your build

  1. Click the build action that you want to use and switch to the Services tab

    Location of Services tab
  2. Click the Attach button to expand the list of services available

    List of services available
  3. Once you select the service it’ll be attached to your build and connection details presented

    Service details
  4. Make sure to Save your changes when you’re done!

Not that data stored in the service is not persistent between executions: everything is recreated from scratch on each execution.

Buddy v1.4.4 Released

New features

  • Environment variables for projects and pipelines

Improvements

  • We’ve improved a couple of things in the recently released pipeline statistics, like chart roundings
  • The search engine has been optimized which resulted in some serious performance boost (yay!)
  • From now on the cache of the filesystem is cleared only once at the beginning of the execution, not before every build action
  • Cloning pipelines and actions is now easier
  • Working directory in SSH and Heroku actions has been moved from ‘More options’
  • Disabled StrickHostKeyChecking for remotes added in the Git Push action
  • The default image for custom builds is now Ubuntu 16.04

Bug fixes

  • Fixed logs display for an execution in progress
  • In the recent time DockerHub recorded some downtime (don’t worry, DockerHub, it happens to the best) which generated errors in the service. The errors are now served and described.

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