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Buddy v1.5.1 Released
Introducing: Refreshed Pipelines
Buddy Goes Enterprise
19 April 2017

Buddy Goes Enterprise

Ever since Buddy was conceived we wanted to deliver a service that could be installed on-premises: there are many companies who cannot use a cloud solution and would rather keep stuff in-house, usually because of regulations regarding code storage.

Exclusive preview: Buddy Sandboxes
6 April 2017

Exclusive preview: Buddy Sandboxes

UPDATE: December 2018

After one year of testing, we have decided to shut down the beta of Sandboxes. Using the feedback that we gathered, we are currently working on a new and improved version of the test environment feature. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for news and updates on the release date.

The Problem

Hosting development & staging versions of projects involves a pain of managing dozens locations. In-house previews, QA stages, client presentations – they all take much more hassle than they should. There are:

  • servers and vhosts that need to be set up
  • passwords that need to be remembered.
  • deployments that must be defined.

At the end, you have to remember what’s still in use and where, what’s alive and what’s a zombie—and you end up in a little sysadmin’s nightmare.

New feature: Cloudflare integration
5 April 2017

New feature: Cloudflare integration

In response to popular demand we have added Cloudflare CDN support to Buddy.

Cloudflare is one of the most popular Content Delivery Networks in the world, along with AWS Cloudfront. In short, it’s a global cache: when a user opens the website, the files are served from the closest server location which drastically speeds up the loading time.

Buddy v1.4.45 Released
4 April 2017

Buddy v1.4.45 Released

New features

Improvements

  • Docker has been upgraded to v17.03.0-ce
  • We have added a new action to the DevOps section: Terminal, a Docker container with pre-installed Ubuntu 16.04 that you can use to run scripts on our servers. The action was available from the beginning, but we decided to give it more exposure due to popularity
  • From now on you can send execution logs in notification action: ${execution.action_executions[index].log}
  • Modulus deployment client has been upgraded to the newest version
  • Files in the Docker build action are now cached per action, not per pipeline. This way the action no longer invalidates caches of other actions

Bug fixes

  • Clients who had more than one Slack integration added were not able to test the Slack notification action because of the ‘channel not found’ error. Fixed
  • Fixed bug with environment variables in the Web Monitoring action not being tested upon adding the action
  • Refreshing the repository now properly clears the cache
  • If the pipeline filesystem contained absolute symbolic links, the changeset calculation method didn’t work, which caused the deployment to crash. Fixed
Run apps directly from your Git repository with Buddy!
30 March 2017

Run apps directly from your Git repository with Buddy!

UPDATE: December 2018

After one year of testing, we have decided to shut down the beta of Sandboxes. Using the feedback that we gathered, we are currently working on a new and improved version of the test environment feature. Make sure to follow us on Twitter for news and updates on the release date.

We’re happy to announce that Sandboxes are coming to Buddy! This means you will be able streamline your process by launching your apps directly from your Git repository.

Yes, this is the BIG feature that we’ve been teasing you with in the past couple of weeks. The main part of development has been finished and we are currently testing it inside-out. By mid-April we should be ready with beta for you to check out. Stay tuned for more information, and in the meantime check out how it works in our super-exclusive video below:

Version Control: Feature overview
29 March 2017

Version Control: Feature overview

In addition to GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab support, Buddy offers a fully-featured Git hosting for private repositories, both in cloud and self-hosted version. This option is useful for people who like to keep everything in one place, prefer a clean GUI over cluttered interface, or cannot use any of the aforementioned Git providers for whatever reason.

Buddy v1.4.44 Released
28 March 2017

Buddy v1.4.44 Released

New features

Improvements

  • Changed condition for skipping recurrent pipelines. From now on, if there’s more than one execution queued in the pipeline, only the first newest will be executed.

Bug fixes

  • [REST API] Fixed method fetching project list. The bug has officially claimed the 1st place for the most ‘WTF?’ bug in the history of Buddy: if a project was starting with the ‘API’ word, it was not returned (?). Big shout out to Marco for pointing that out!
Push Docker containers to Google Container Registry (GCR)
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