Bamboo has a clean friendly UI
September 29, 2016

Bamboo has a clean friendly UI

Ken Yee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Bamboo

It's being used across the organization for our CI/CD server...this includes native Android and iOS apps, mobile and desktop web sites, and the back end. We use Bamboo instead of Jenkins because it's more tightly integrated with other Atlassian tools like JIRA. The server is hosted in-house (Atlassian is discontinuing Bamboo Cloud which I'm not sure was a good idea for them because that just concedes the market to CircleCI, etc.)
  • 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.
  • Helped us automate our build process
  • Gives us build status on a nice dashboard
  • Minimal installation fuss
I didn't select Bamboo. I mentioned how it compared in other parts of this review, but to summarize:

  • Pros: easier to use and cleaner UI
  • Cons: not as flexible or as well supported via plugins as Jenkins and TeamCity which are more popular
  • Good for in-house build server if you prefer a good UI vs. Jenkins' clunky UI (which is better with their Blue Ocean skin when that is ready).
  • Not as good as TeamCity or Jenkins if you want to set up a bunch of build agents and have it autoscale.