Bamboo

Bamboo

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Bamboo

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Excellent Collaboration solution for IT Teams

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August 11, 2021
Bamboo is being used by our Organization to continuously deploy to our internal applications and environments. It is mainly used by …
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Bamboo Review

8
January 23, 2020
Bamboo is used along with our Atlassian suite of applications and mainly by the development team and client services. Since our company …

A lightweight tool for CI/CD

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August 21, 2019
We currently use Bamboo to help with our continuous integration and deploy process in our Salesforce workload. We use it to get the latest …
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Bamboo - Continuous Integration

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June 05, 2017
Bamboo within our organization is used as a continuous integration and delivery tool, with seamless integration with Atlassian products …
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Bamboo? Woohoo!

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April 28, 2017
Bamboo was brought in as part of the Atlassian toolset to replace our aging build environment in order to help us achieve a continuous …
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Review for Bamboo

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March 28, 2017
In my department, Bamboo is used for [the] building process and pipeline. Bamboo has simple build configuration, and seamless integration …
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A consultant view on Bamboo

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March 23, 2017
Our software development uses Bamboo for its day to day work, for continuous integration, building and deployment of the code. We are also …
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Bamboo Review

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March 21, 2017
I currently support an instance of Bamboo for about 6 BI SQL developers. Prior to implementing Bamboo and database source control, our BI …

Easy to Set Up, Great CI

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February 01, 2017
Bamboo is being used for automating our build process e.g., achieving continuous integration (CI) in a dev and test environment. This is …

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What is Bamboo?

Australian company Atlassian offers Bamboo, a continuous integration server.

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What is Bamboo?

Australian company Atlassian offers Bamboo, a continuous integration server.

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What is Bamboo?

Australian company Atlassian offers Bamboo, a continuous integration server.

What is Bamboo's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.3.

Who uses Bamboo?

The most common users of Bamboo are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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As a general task-running tool, Bamboo is very powerful and user-friendly, providing all the tools you'd expect from a tool like this. Detailed logs, built-in artifact handling, build history, triggers, scheduling, and so many more excellent features work perfectly.

The scenarios that it doesn't deal with particularly well are edge cases such as segregation-of-duties, secrets management, or scaling to support a very large number of projects/pipelines - things that matter in large enterprises with many regulatory requirements, though I suspect those are difficult to fulfill using any similar tool.
Score 8 out of 10
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Bamboo is easy to use and the integration with other Atlassian products such Jira and Bitbucket is fantastic. If the scenario where you are going to use it is simple and you have a high technical knowledge Bamboo is really useful. Don't use it if you expect to find a lot of out of the box deploying capabilities.
Score 9 out of 10
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We love the review process in Bamboo. It sends an email to individuals who need to be reviewed others and set deadlines. It also offers survey capabilities and compiles the survey results.
Score 8 out of 10
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If your projects are Java and maven based, then Bamboo will work very well. While it does support other languages and build tools, and you can always fall back to use shell scripts, it can be a pain to set up, and you will likely lose some features such as processing automated test results.

If you are also using Bitbucket and Jira, then you can start to appreciate the full potential of Bamboo as it integrates with both systems very well. When fully integrated, you will be able to have insight into the exact code change that triggers the build and test failure. This is very helpful to track down issues and if you need to decide on if a particular feature the team is working on (referenced by the code change) needs to be pushed back for a week.
January 23, 2020

Bamboo Review

Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Being in a Microsoft shop we can use ColdFusion Windows platform and have no issues integrating with code commits using Bamboo as releases are reviewed and committed to source control and changes. This allows us to use Visual Studio and .NET application build tools and interfaces as well still utilizing Bamboo as the tool in the stack for code review and continuous integration, a big plus in development.
Score 7 out of 10
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If you are already using other Atlassian tools and were not keen on trying out Bitbucket Pipelines, then Bamboo is a good choice. It has most if not more functionality than its competitor and has great usability and customization. With the cost and ease of set up there wouldn't be too many other reasons not to use it
Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Bamboo definitely had promise and we had originally set out for it to be the standard but in the end it just did not meet the needs of our business. We needed something that was easy to set up for small to medium projects and could run by its self for those projects. In the end it was a lot of work per project no matter the size and scope.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Bamboo is suited for Continuous Deployment and Continuous Integration. Adding scripts to run your automated tests (regression, integration, API, etc.) helps you deliver higher quality releases. All these are great, but make no mistake, you still need to write all scripts and tests. Bamboo will make your life easier by managing the builds, numbers, source code versions (from Bitbucket) and the relationships between them.
Score 6 out of 10
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Bamboo is best suited for companies and teams that are already ingrained within the Atlassian software eco-system. It integrates with their products such as Bitbucket and JIRA really well, which helps with the general workflow of creating tickets to code development to finally with Bamboo, building and testing the code.
April 28, 2017

Bamboo? Woohoo!

Score 9 out of 10
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If you value integration over cost, Bamboo is clearly the way to go. It offers tight integration to the rest of the Atlassian suite, and when you need traceability from issue to build, Atlassian is the right way to go. However, if you find yourself needing to save on costs, you may consider taking an approach of rolling your own build system with open source alternatives, such as Jenkins, if you don't [mind] putting in a little extra elbow grease.
Score 8 out of 10
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Bamboo is the ultimate tool to build your code, and deploy it directly with Docker or AWS. End-to-end workflow of continuous integration, it provides marvellous integration with other Atlassian tools to have full control and visualization on your software development.

It is not suited for small teams that are not using other Atlassian tools, which should look for simpler software.

February 01, 2017

Easy to Set Up, Great CI

Milan Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • We had multiple teams working on the same code base so we wanted a good CI and well-defined plans and triggers to make sure bad code is not committed,
  • Easy to use UI helped us to get new resources easily onboard
  • Bamboo helped us to execute the build on specific triggers making sure they are compliant
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Bamboo is easily configurable for project granularity. For example, I can define the relevant Git Repository's branch to a build a project/job, provide the necessary build tasks with lots of different executables and scripts, and segregate the build from the release stage with parallel jobs for only specific users or groups. There are lots of popular language integrations with multiple notification methods and great integration with other Atlassian products.
January 12, 2017

Bam!Boo!

Erik Bean | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Large companies will find it particularly useful, but smaller companies and independent developers will not be able to afford the cost, and will not see many advantages compared to using an open source solution. However, having some software to handle continuous integration build servers as well as deployments, and doing this consistently between products, is absolutely essential.
Jonathan Kempf, UXC | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Coming from a non-CD/CI company, Bamboo has completely changed the way that my team works, for the better. We used to rely heavily on stress testing and manual QA which was extremely time consuming and error-prone. Now, we are able to commit code and have automated deployments happen, and be assured that we are not breaking anything due to unit testing build into Bamboo. Our deployments have gone from once a week to several times per hour, letting our company be more agile in meeting our stakeholder demands.

Bamboo really falls apart when working in small cross functional teams. Due to the complexity involved in setting up build agents, this product can only work in certain use cases, and with people of certain (high) skill levels. Also, if you want to add any sort of logic or AI to your build and deployment, Bamboo simply can't do that. Not being able to add logic and machine learning to my deployments is a dealbreaker for me, as I count on multiple business use cases to deploy code.
Tanner Lovelace | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Bamboo is very well suited for continuously building whenever code is checked into a source control system. It works very well for that. It lags somewhat, however, when you want to do different actions for certain branches like only pushing release branch artifacts to artifactory instead of pushing artifacts from all branches.
Score 7 out of 10
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End to end visibility when linked to JIRA, Stash and HipChat -
When connecting Bamboo with Stash and JIRA, details like JIRA issues, commits, reviews and approvals follow each release from development to production. If HipChat is part of the integration, team members get notified right away in addition to email notifications.

Deployment Projects -
Bamboo is the only build server to offer first-class support for the "delivery" aspect of continuous delivery. Deployment projects automate the tedium right out of releasing into each environment, while letting you control the flow with per-environment permissions.