Buddy is a code deployment program and developing environment for websites. Notable clients include ING, Philips, IKEA, 3M, Unity, fubo, Amnesty International, Cisco, Xerox and HBO.
- Disposable environments that allow instantaneous previews of working branches
- Docker containers allow safe execution of builds and commands for testing in isolated environments
- Native support for Docker images and containers
- Over 30 hand-tailored integrations for popular development platforms, including GitHub
- Available in cloud and software versions
- Automated full stack and test environments to ensure stability before launch
- Includes the Jackson library
- Free version of the program is available, and subscriber plans start at $49 per month
- Accounts can be created for free
- Free version has limited functionality, and web professionals will find themselves having to pay a monthly fee to get decent results
Advanced, enterprise web development has gone from being a monumental task to something far more manageable thanks to creative software like Buddy. Buddy allows web coding like many other apps, but what sets it apart is its elimination of development and test servers, instead allowing branches to be pushed directly to an instant preview as part of disposable environments. The program features built-in communication between team members to make collaboration easy. Buddy boasts over 7,000 people using the software in more than 120 countries every day. Buddy can be added to existing enterprise infrastructures, such as Digital Ocean, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services EC2, Mac and Linux. The enterprise version of Buddy boasts a 5-minute set up, instant updates and backups, enhanced security features, integration with Git providers, better technical support, and support for Google Cloud, Kubernetes and Rackspace. Handy documentation, including community forums and a robust knowledge base, are available on the Buddy web site.