CI/CD for Django

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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 exampleDjango pipeline example

Configuration is very easy and takes only a couple of minutes.

1. Select your Git repository

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 providersSupported Git providers

2. Add a new delivery pipeline

Enter the pipeline's name, select the trigger mode, and define the branch from which Buddy will fetch your code:

Exemplary pipeline settingsExemplary pipeline settings

Trigger modes

  • Manually (on click) — recommended for Production
  • On events (automatic) — recommended for Development
  • On schedule (on time interval) — recommended for Staging/Testing
Event-based triggers allow you to run pipelines whenever a push is made to any branch in the repository, or whenever a branch, tag or a pull request is created or deleted. On event pipeline trigger modeOn event pipeline trigger mode

3. Add actions

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

3.1 Build your Django application

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 consoleDjango commands console

3.1.2 Python version

You can change Python version and install missing packages & tools in the runtime environment tab:

Python action imagePython action image

If your tests require a database to run, you can attach it in the Services tab: Services tabServices tab

3.2 Run Gulp tasks

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 selectionGulp selection

3.3 Deploy application to the server

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 actionsFile transfer actions

When adding the action you can choose what and where should be uploaded:

SFTP action configurationSFTP action configuration

3.4 Send notification to Slack

You can configure Buddy to send your team a message after the deployment. In this example we'll use Slack:

Notification actionsNotification actions

If you add this action to Actions run on failure, Buddy will only send a message if something goes wrong with your build or deployment.  On failure notification On failure notification

4. Summary

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

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