Buddy v2.1.32 Released (25-09-2018)

New features

  • New action: Copy files between pipelines
  • Exclude files from ignore paths in deployment actions
  • [Amazon EKS] Automate Kubernetes deployment on the AWS infrastructure

Improvements

  • [ENV VARs] You can now add descriptions to the variables and preview their basic information in a tooltip for easier management
  • [Trigger condition] Run actions only if the variable doesn’t contain a specific string
  • The tag list on the ‘Code’ and ‘Run pipeline’ views is now displayed in reverse alphabetic order so that the newest tags are always on top
  • [AWS] You can now deploy ZIP, WAR and JAR packages in the Lambda and Elastic Beanstalk actions. If the path provided doesn’t contain any packages, Buddy will prepare a zipped package with the contents of the directory
  • [DigitalOcean] New regions added to the Cloud Object Storage deployment action
  • The ‘Failed’ status on the Pass Params action view is now properly served

Buddy v2.1.30 Released (18-09-2018)

Improvements

  • [Code Review] Send notifications to GitHub/GitLab. Disable the option if required
  • [Docker Build] You can set the --target parameter in the Docker Build action. When building a Dockerfile with multiple build stages, --target can be used to specify an intermediate build stage by name as a final stage for the resulting image. Commands after the target stage will be skipped”
  • [Android] Updated library used to publish to Play Store
  • [ENV VARs] Added auto-resize on the value input when adding or editing a variable
  • [API/YAML] You can now define folders for pipelines with API/YAML

Bugfixes

  • [AWS CloudFront] Fixed a bug with the action failing if there were more than 3000 items in the changeset (they are now sent in packages of 3k)
  • [Environment Variables] Deleted a new line char at the end of $BUDDY_EXECUTION_REVISION_MESSAGE. Thanks for the heads up, John!
  • [Google Cloud Storage] Fixed a bug with the action ending as failed when the changeset wanted to delete files that didn’t exist in the GCS

Buddy v2.1.25 Released (11-09-2018)

Improvements

  • [Datadog] You can now choose NA and EU region
  • [AWS CLI] We’ve added a possibility to choose between BASH and SH shell what allows you to execute more advanced scripts
  • [AWS] Improved error handling in CloudFront and Amazon actions

New database options (MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB)

Buddy is a smart tool that lets you build and deploy your web projects. Before the application is deployed to the server, however, it is first tested in preconfigured Docker containers. Some of the tests, e.g. integration, E2E or Selenium, require a fully operational application with things like a database and session storage.

Buddy supports this functionality with microservices activated in build actions:

Buddy v2.1.24 Released (04-09-2018)

New Features

  • New options in database services (MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB): it is now possible to seed databases and create the default database when starting up the service

Improvements

  • By default, Heroku and Git Push actions make a push to the specified remote with the --force flag applied. You can now turn the flag off in ‘More Options’ of both actions
  • AWS Elastic Beanstalk & AWS CLI now use Ubuntu 18.04 with Python 3.6 installed (upgraded from 16.02 and Python 2.7). This has solved issues with coding special characters

Bugfixes

  • Improved service of new line in attachments in the Slack action

New feature: Build and run Docker containers on AWS ECS

We’re happy to announce that Buddy now supports deployments to the AWS ECS! Amazon Elastic Container Service is a scalable container orchestration service that lets you run Docker containers on the Amazon infrastructure.

With Buddy, you can easily create a delivery pipeline that will dockerize your application, push it to the ECR registry, and launch it on the ECS:

Buddy v2.1.22 Released (28-08-2018)

New Features

  • You can now build and run Docker images on AWS ECS with Buddy CI/CD

Improvements

  • In the previous release we added kubectl version select for K8s actions. This is now supported by both the API and YAML.
  • Added BUDDY_EXECUTION_REVISION_MESSAGE and BUDDY_EXECUTION_REVISION_SUBJECT to the default environment variables
  • Indexes and inquires to DocumentDB have been optimized to increase the speed of the Activity stream
  • [Security] The key exchange mechanism diffie-hellman-group1-sha1 has been removed due to vulnerability issues

Bugfixes

  • Fixed a bug with defining recurrent pipelines using a crone string through the API/YAML

New feature: selecting kubectl version

Buddy turns delivery to Kubernetes into a breeze. In a couple of minutes you can configure advanced pipelines that will test and build your application into a Docker image, push it to the registry, apply deployment, and run job in your K8s clusters.

Communication with K8s clusters is performed with the Kubernetes command-line tool, kubectl. The version used should always be compatible with the version installed on the server.

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