Bamboo

Bamboo

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Bamboo

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Excellent Collaboration solution for IT Teams

8
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

7
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

6
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!

9
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

6
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

8
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

10
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

10
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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  • No setup fee

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  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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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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  • Straightforward/easy to use web interface
  • Excellent integration with Atlassian Bitbucket and Jira
  • Wide variety of tasks and plugins available
  • Built-in artifact repository
  • Not aware of newer cloud deployment patterns such as blue/green
  • Pipeline-as-code (Java Specs, yml) can be frustrating to use
  • Difficult to share variables/secrets between build projects and deployment projects
  • Difficult to adhere to segregation of duties requirements using access controls
Score 7 out of 10
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  • It is fairly light weight and can be easily customized
  • Very easy to set up
  • Integrates well with other Atlassian products
  • Additional cost if you want agents on other cloud services
  • Requires a dedicated machine and can require a decent amount of processing power depending on the agent you are running
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Continuous Deployment - you can use Bamboo to automatically build and deploy whenever there are changes in the source code.
  • Continuous Integration - by integrating the automated tests and the integration tests before deploying you make sure you know immediately if the latest code fits into the whole scheme of apps.
  • Integration with Jira and Bitbucket.
  • Flexibility with the program language used for builds: Maven, Ant, PowerShell, any command line tools.
  • When you have more complex applications using different technologies, it can be a pain to initially set up all scripts for deploy and test.
  • Flexibility to use many build technologies at a lower level comes also with a problem that sometimes it is difficult to see from the interface what exactly is wrong with the build if the scripts are not handling errors very well. This can take lot of time to debug.
  • May take some time for the team to learn the product and use it at its full potential.
April 28, 2017

Bamboo? Woohoo!

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Continuous Integration - Bamboo kicks off builds with each check in to our source control system, enabling faster consumption of changes, and quicker turnaround times when we encounter a problem.
  • Extensibility - Bamboo is capable of triggering multiple additional processes on completion of a build, including integration tests, deployment tests, and the like. This extensibility took us from a scheduled based system to a trigger based system with little time waste.
  • Suite Integration - Bamboo's easy integration with the rest of the Atlassian suite makes for huge efficiency gains. Being able to see which check in triggered the build, as well as seeing what JIRA issues went into that check-in makes for complete traceability.
  • Cost - Obviously, purchasing licensing for the Atlassian toolset is more expensive than a roll your own approach with other open source packages, but the tight integration amongst the tools makes up for that cost.
  • Plugins - Bamboo does not have quite the rich ecosystem of plugins that other open source tools, like Jenkins does.
  • Agents - We preferred the build agent model offered by Jenkins because of its far cheaper costs. Because of the costs of Atlassian agents, we are limited in the number of agents we deploy.
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • It does perfectly well what is it supposed to do, build code on a centralized server.
  • The super power of Bamboo is being part of the Atlassian suite. With the right integration, pushing code to Bitbucket would trigger a build by Bamboo, send the results in Hipchat and update tickets in JIRA. It is pure magic.
  • You can run automated tests on any new code you build.
  • It can look hard to set up at first, because of the needed integrations with other tools.
  • Not interesting to use without other Atlassian tools.
  • Maybe more options for tests, some could be automated.
March 21, 2017

Bamboo Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Returns extensive logging from the called application.
  • Easy to use.
  • Many task options
  • Not much support from the java/jdk side. Had some memory issues where the jvm was pegging the application server. Once identified and resolved, haven't had a single issue.
Bhargav Nanekalva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Build Automation
  • Continuous Integration
  • Configuration Management
  • Continuous Deployment
  • They could improve their pricing model for smaller teams
  • They can focus on mobile applications
  • The build plans seem to fail quite frequently. This occurs for no apparent reason. If it fails once, we will attempt to deploy again. Usually, after 2-3 times it will work.
January 12, 2017

Bam!Boo!

Erik Bean | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Levels of granularity. Organization has many projects that have many build plans that have many jobs that have many tasks, etc. And branch builds allow source control branches to be built separately.
  • Versatility. I can use bamboo to manage my Java, node, or .NET build plans. I can use it to spin up Windows or Linux build agents, or install it on a Mac to build there as well.
  • Bamboo integrates with other Atlassian products like Bitbucket, Stash, JIRA, etc. If a company commits to the entire Atlassian stack then work can be tracked through the whole development lifecycle which is really useful.
  • Unclear what different levels of granularity should be used for. How is a Job and a Task and a Build and a Project different? It requires a consultant to help not make a mess of this. It takes a while to search all the Projects in CDK, there are way way too many.
  • Not particularly useful compared to free open source solutions, unless you buy into other Atlassian products. I.e. most of the value is in the integration
  • Bamboo is not great at estimating how long a build will take. The progress bar for a build completes long before it it is actually done.
Jonathan Kempf, UXC | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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  • Rapidly setting up build plans
  • Being a central hub into all activity your company is a part of
  • Offering an intuitive UI
  • Allowing power-users to set up powerful CI/CD pipelines
  • Unit testing FTW
  • Extremely hard barrier to entry for non-backend developers
  • Blackbox makes it hard to customize functionality
  • The inability to add features without breaking core functionality
  • No cloud solution
  • Tasks cannot be put in if/else statements
  • No clear right way to form build plans
Tanner Lovelace | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Bamboo builds our release branches and automatically merges them with our master branch if a build succeeds.
  • Bamboo allows our developers to see if a build succeeds in their feature or bug fix branches before they merge it into a release branch.
  • Bamboo builds our software immediately after a checkin and provides immediate feedback as to whether the build succeeds or fails.
  • Bamboo configuration is done through the web interface and as a result cannot be versioned. It would be nice if the build configuration could be versioned.
  • Sometimes it isn't obvious how to pass artifacts between build plans. This can be confusing when trying to put together a build plan that depends on a different build plan.
  • It would be useful to be able to execute some jobs only in certain branches instead of for all branches. For instance, when using plan branches, we'd prefer to only push release branches to artifactory and not plan branches.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Build automation - Bamboo gives almost too many ways to automate things via its partitioning of jobs and tasks to give the script builder and dev-ops flexibility.
  • Continuous integration - Because of Atlasssian's well-known integrative software with other interfacing CD and CI tools, automation is as easy as a simple script to hook up the connections and automate things with ease.
  • Continuous deployment - Triggers for sending complete builds to production or other test environments are quite configurable.
  • Free open-source require application to use - Bamboo does offer a free option for open source projects though it requires the user to apply for it in order to use it past the free trial.
  • Too many options - Supposing you are an end-user, the many different options are nauseating and can cause many headaches trying to debug.
  • Pricey for small user base - You can try it for 30 days for $10 with no remote agents but one remote agent costs $800.
Ken Yee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Provides a user-friendly UI compared to Jenkins
  • Provides a dashboard where users can download artifacts
  • Provides good status indicators and email notifications of build status/progress
  • Doesn't have Jenkins' scaling abilities with their Swarm agents.
  • Isn't as user-friendly as CircleCI.
  • Is too centrally managed (probably more an indicator of our usage than the product though)...most companies let the developers have admin access to the build server.
  • Doesn't have as many plugins as Jenkins to do various things like upload to servers, etc.