The tool also features dedicated actions for JS bundlers, task runners, and testing tools, such as Gulp, Grunt, Webpack, ESLint, and Cypress.
Configuration is very easy and takes only a couple of minutes.
1. Select your Git repository
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:
Branch assignment — this is the branch from which Buddy will deploy. If you set the trigger mode to On push, Buddy will execute the pipeline upon every push to that branch.
- Manual (on click) — recommended for Production
- On push (automatic) — recommended for Development
- Recurrently (on time interval) — recommended for Staging/Testing
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:
- Upload code to server together with compiled assets
- Restart application
- Send notification to Slack
Look and click the corresponding action to configure it. In this example, we’ll use Node.js. Here you can choose the framework version and determine the commands to execute. For example, the default commands for Node.js are:
npm install npm test$$
If your tests require a database to run, you can attach it in the Services tab:
3.2 Deploy application to 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):
When adding the action you can choose what and where should be uploaded:
Buddy's deployment is based on changesets. This means only changed files are deployed, which makes it lightning fast ⚡️.
3.3 Restart application
Once the app is deployed, you can run additional commands on your server with the SSH action:
Enter the commands to execute and configure authentication details:
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:
If you add this action to Actions run on failure, Buddy will only send a message if something went wrong with your build or deployment.
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! 🔥
Bear in mind that this article is only a brief example of what Buddy can do. You can create additional pipelines for staging and production environments, integrate with your favorite services (AWS, Google, Azure), trigger tests on pull requests, build Docker images, and push them to the registry—the possibilities are unlimited.
If you want us to create a delivery pipeline for your project, drop a line to email@example.com – we'll be happy to help!