CI/CD for Django
Buddy lets you create delivery pipelines that build, test and deploy your Django application on a single push to a branch. The pipelines consist of actions that you can configure depending on your needs.
Django pipeline example
Configuration is very easy and takes only a couple of minutes.
Buddy supports all popular Git hosting providers, including GitHub, Bitbucket and GitLab. You can also use your own private Git server, or host code directly on Buddy.
Supported Git providers
Enter the pipeline's name, select the trigger mode, and define the branch from which Buddy will fetch your code:
Exemplary pipeline settings
- Manually (on click) — recommended for Production
- On events (automatic) — recommended for Development
- On schedule (on time interval) — recommended for Staging/Testing
Buddy lets you choose from dozens of predefined actions. In this example, we'll add 4 actions that will perform the following tasks:
- Download dependencies and run unit tests
- Compile assets with Gulp
- Upload code to server together with compiled assets
- Send notification to Slack
Look up and click the Django action to configure it. Here you can choose the Python version and determine the commands to execute. The default commands are:
pip install -r requirements.txt python manage.py test$$
Django commands console
You can change Python version and install missing packages & tools in the runtime environment tab:
Python action image
The next step is adding the Gulp action that will compile your assets and minify the code. To add a Gulp action, switch the tab to the Stacks section. You can find Gulp under Build Tools & Task Runners. Gulp selection
The compiled application needs to be uploaded to the server. Head to the Transfer section and select your upload action (SFTP in our case):
File transfer actions
When adding the action you can choose what and where should be uploaded:
SFTP action configuration
You can configure Buddy to send your team a message after the deployment. In this example we'll use Slack:
Congratulations! You have just automated your entire delivery process. Make a push to the selected branch and watch Buddy fetch, build, and deploy your project. With Continuous Delivery applied, you can now focus on what's really important: developing awesome apps!
Last modified on July 27, 2023