A consultant view on Bamboo
March 23, 2017

A consultant view on Bamboo

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Bamboo

Our software development uses Bamboo for its day to day work, for continuous integration, building and deployment of the code. We are also Atlassian partners, so we very often configure Bamboo for our customers, among the other tools of the Atlassian suite.
  • 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.
  • You get instant feedback if the code you just pushed failed to build, or failed tests, which allows for quicker fixes.
  • Better build management meant faster and safer deployment.
Jenkins works great, but Bamboo is just fantastic when integrated with other Atlassian tools. Since we were using JIRA and Bitbucket, we went for Bamboo.
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.