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"The company I work for uses Bamboo for its Continuous Integration efforts."

What do you like best?

What I like best about Bamboo is the nice user interface and how easy it is to use and understand.

What do you dislike?

One thing that I think they could improve on is easier integration with other tools like HipTest.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend you compare this product to other like it and decide what best works for you. I like that Bamboo is easy to use and looks nice from a user's point-of-view.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My company uses Bamboo to build upon commits to our Bitbucket repository, run unit tests and deploy to our various test, staging, and production environments. To have Bamboo build our projects after each commit and run the unit tests allows us to catch bugs early on to save time and money. This benefits our developers, QA analysts, and the company as a whole.

What is Bamboo?

Bamboo is Atlassian's continuous delivery and release management tool. It offers first-class support for the "delivery" aspect of continuous delivery, tying automated builds, tests, and releases together in a single, integrated workflow. Bamboo gives developers, testers, build engineers, and system administrators a common space to work and share information – while still keeping sensitive operations like production deploys locked down. Got Git? Bamboo puts branches under test automatically, as well as merges and deploys them according to your team’s processes. And because Bamboo is from Atlassian, it boasts the best Bitbucket and JIRA Software integration available. Visit out continuous delivery microsite to learn more about CI/ CD and best practices: https://www.atlassian.com/continuous-delivery

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"Very very good."

What do you like best?

It works. Out of the box. Well, you have to migrate to a proper database (the default installation uses an embedded H2/HSQL), but even that is not a hussle. There's a log analyzer that reports on the health of the server. Automatic backups on your schedule. The distinction between build and deployment projects and artifact sharing. Support for multiple deployment environments and tracking the deployed versions/builds for each environment. Agent infrastructure, so you can have build agents on different platforms. Great maven integration. Plenty of add-ons for integrating with peripheral tools such as SonarQube, Artifactory, npm etc.

What do you dislike?

Not much. Not zero, zilch, zip, nada, nothing, nil or null, but so little it does not directly come to mind.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

1. Nice set of features for Maven and npm builds.

2. Plenty of add-ons on the Atlassian market-place, most free.

3. Administration is straight-forward.

4. Build and failed build RSS feeds can be consumed by monitoring software.

5. Buy agent licenses if you need to build for multiple platforms (e.g., if your main platform is Linux and Java and you have installed Bamboo on Linux, to build .NET projects you'll need an agent on a Windows server, to build IOS apps you'll need an agent on a Mac)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have Java and Node.JS code to Kubernetes deployment pipelines in place for multiple projects and use Bamboo for continuous integration and delivery. The pipelines involve package publishing on Maven or npm and SonarQube analysis. We use Atlassian BitBucket (git repo, formerly Atlassian Stash) for source code control and they fit like a hand and a glove.

The mobile team also runs their builds on Bamboo, we have a dedicated Mac Bamboo agent for iPhone builds.

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"Bamboo one of the best build automation tool "

What do you like best?

Bamboo is bringing the revolution in the automation. The best things about the bamboo are :

- Bamboo is very simple to use. It's UI is very user friendly.

- Using bamboo one can easily can generate the build.

- One can customize in bamboo according to its need.

- The configuration management in bamboo is very impressive.

- Using bamboo one can automate his test case.

- Using Bamboo one can easily achieve continuous deployment.

- The logs of Bamboo are very helpful.

- Bamboo can be integrated with the git.

- Bamboo integration with JIra and confluence is very helpful.

- Whenever you are stuck bamboo help community is always ready to help.

What do you dislike?

Bamboo provides so much feature so it is very difficult to dislike the bamboo. One thing I want to add that bamboo can implement the functionality of continuous delivery. Whenever any commit is push it should directly start to build.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Bamboo can be used by an individual as well as company for generating the build as well as for the automated testing. Bamboo is worth a try !!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bamboo solves the problem manually generating the build. This reduces the man effort as well as saves the time for the company. Using Bamboo one can automate his test case. Bamboo integration with the confluence and the Jira is very helpful to company. Bamboo continuous integration and continuous deployment helps in company progress.

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"Flexible and simple CI/CD tool, espeically with Atlassian stack"

What do you like best?

Integration with Atlassian stack, you can:

* view builds and releases that are related to specific issues

* run builds by releasing out of JIRA directly

* display build/deploy reports in JIRA and Confluence

* view code changes and reviews that are related to your builds

It also has excellent support for Maven out of box, making it very easy to:

* configure build plans for projects that use Maven

* release codes that uses the Maven release plugin

There are also 3rd party add-ons you can use (for on-prem) for things it does not support out of box, or if you want, create your own add-ons.

What do you dislike?

Outside of Maven, its support for other build tools is not as good. Especially when it comes to making releases. Because it uses the maven-release plugin, there are some "magic" it uses, which is not available in other tools, and you will end up writing command line scripts to work around it to have the same result.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are using Atlassian products and Maven, Bamboo is the perfect CI/CD solution for you.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

End to end build automation and deploying to various environments with different configurations. Allows for a streamlined build, release, deploy cycle.

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"Great integration and deployment tool"

What do you like best?

Atlassian Bamboo is great and very easy in configuring the integration and deployment plans.

Atlassian provides all the features documented over the cloud.

It is finely integrated with other atlassian products like HipChat, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc.

What do you dislike?

memory management seems poorly implemented, since it piles up the heap space frequently.

Sometimes it hangs and goes out of memory as well.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider memory issue while choosing bamboo.

It is also not much secure.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Bamboo for automating the Integration and deployment plans.

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"Build Automation for the Win"

What do you like best?

The basic build automation process, though not flashy, is probably the biggest win for us. One of the specific features we rely on is the ability for our Bamboo build process to parse Junit report outputs. We have written a number of validation tests that are executed during the validation portion of our builds. Note that that may not be novel from a software perspective, but we also have a number of configuration repositories against which we also run these validation steps to identify errors in the configuration and/or changes that should not have been made.

What do you dislike?

We work with a separate team responsible for the actual configuration and behind-the-scenes work, so from where we sit there are a few things that just "magically" work or fail horribly. Something that we have had difficulty with is parsing the captured output during the build process. Often we find stdout and stderr messages not being captured and viewable in the web interface. This usually results in "big stick" poking about to try to resolve the issue versus more targeted resolution that cleaner logs would allow.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

We've really benefited from the Build Automation and CI/CD capabilities of Bamboo and it's integration with our Bitbucket and GitHub repositories. I recommend this for folks looking for a CI/CD solution.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We've seen a significant improvement in our ability to track and resolve build issues as well as managing build artifacts. Previously, we were relying on manual builds with moderate success. Being able to tie automation into our build process has really made a difference. We regularly utilize the "Latest Successful" build artifacts in our process and we've been able to avoid introducing errors on multiple occasions.

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"Simple CI"

What do you like best?

Bamboo has a painless installation process, helpful quick-start guide, simple build configuration, and seamless integration with JIRA. Bamboo supports builds in any programming language using any build tool, including Ant, Maven, Make, and any command-line tools. Polling strategy can be easily configured and scheduled. It comes with configuration templates like ANT, Bundler and so on.

Support provided is real good and integrates with other IDEs easily.

What do you dislike?

Does come with lesser plugins and its not very flexible. Bamboo is really limited for a modern day tool, that too for a CI tool, where things aren't done from scratch.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are already using Atlassian products like Jira, stash, Confluence etc, then it makes sense to use Bamboo. Bamboo will integrate closely with other products in Atlassian ecosystem.

Installation of java prior to setting up of bamboo is required, going through documentation could be helpful.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I required to a tool to ensure that whenever code is committed to the repository, new changes integrate well into the existing code base and build, unit tests and integration tests are performed. Bamboo did all this

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"Great flexibility and well-rounded popularity and connectivity to other Atlassian products"

What do you like best?

Easily configurable for project granularity. For example, I can define the relevant git repository's branch to a build 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. Lots of popular language integrations with multiple notification methods and great integration with other Atlassian products.

What do you dislike?

Free only for first 7 days (as of June 25, 2015), although for only $10/mo for 10 jobs for 1 remote agent, it's a solid option for those ready to use enterprise-ready tools like Bamboo and its brothers and sisters of Atlassian products. I hope that there becomes a greater focus for mobile applications.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For enterprise ready Continuous Integration tool, Bamboo is a great choice paired with other Atlassian products.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Fast and contiguous partitioning of build and deployment tasks. Bamboo is a chiefly a continuous integration tool, but it does great in assisting with deployment issues and segregating build tasks to allow you to debug your code. Automated merging of branches is also a great feature.

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"Can't live without it now that I use it for build and deploy!"

What do you like best?

The integrations with the other Atlassian tools (BitBucket, JIRA, and Confluence) work with no effort, right out of the box.

The ability to set fine-grain access control for the deployment phase for each target environment is great. As a public company, being subject to SOX compliance requirements means things such as segregation of duties (no developers deploying to PROD if the application can influence financial reporting). My developers have access to deploy via Bamboo to DEV, but a release engineer can only deploy to PROD.

What do you dislike?

The configuration of authentication against an LDAP source (such as AD) is a bit clunky compared to the other Atlassian tools. It requires you to configure the user directory source via config files without much direction compared to JIRA and Confluence which you can do it right in the web interface. Even myself being a CLI guy and coder, I would still prefer they were consistent with the other tools.

One big feature that Bamboo is missing is the ability to create a git tag after a successful build against trunk (which is basically a release candidate). Jenkins has this feature out of the box from what I have read. There isn't even a plugin available on the marketplace to do this.

One feature I wish it had is tight integration with Ansible for the deployment phase. Right now I just use a script task for deployment which calls the Ansible playbook to execute the complex, multi-tier deployment with rolling upgrades. Ansible requires SSH authN to the target nodes; if I use the out of the box SSH plugin in Bamboo, I can store the private key within Bamboo, even with a passphrase. If I run Ansible as a script task for the deployment, I can't use the SSH key/passphrase feature of bamboo.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The price is reasonable and well worth it if you already an Atlassian customer using their other tools and want the integration. Jenkins may be enough if you don't care about the integrations.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Consistent builds and automated deployment to all environments (DEV/UAT/PROD). Continuous Deployment in DEV, and push-button deployment in non-DEV by a release engineer (due to segregation of duties requirements). 0 manual steps required other than pushing the button for the deployment.

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"Bamboo is great for CI/CD workflows"

What do you like best?

The #1 feature of Bamboo for me is the integration with the rest of the Atlassian suite of products. It's essentially a simple, one-click add-on to my current infrastructure, which consists of JIRA, Bitbucket & Confluence.

Setting up any number of build plans in Bamboo was super easy & quick, and integrating tests into those builds was also easy (and very useful). It helps us keep our manual QA costs down.

Also - as with all Atlassian products - it's cheap. :)

What do you dislike?

As with a lot of the Atlassian products (in my opinion), it's sometimes hard to get a good answer to questions for things. For example, i don't think the overall documentation online is the greatest - I don't always want to reach out to a support person for answers.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Getting build automation into our team's workflow was our main goal, but creating/automating tests was integral in freeing time that we were spending on manually QA'ing various parts of our applications.

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"Efficient and Versatile"

What do you like best?

- Can automate a wide variety of builds

- Easy to setup in aws

- Easily integrates with our on-prem servers

What do you dislike?

- Can be slow at times with how it integrates with our ldap service

- Restarts itself randomly at imes

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Autonomous deployments to dev/qa/prod

- Automation in migration feats such as svn -> git

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"Bamboo - enabling continuous delivery "

What do you like best?

This product is very easy to use and can easily be configured. The tool allows both developers, and non-developers insight into the currently deployed WAR file. We have many apps, each with various environments. Bamboo allows the QA team to easily deploy the desired code base.

What do you dislike?

The build plans seems 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,

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to configure

Easy to use

Clean UI

Easy permission controls

integrated with other Atlassian products such as JIRA

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This tool allows the team to easily deploy to any environment in rapid time. It enables continuous delivery

easy to implement blue green enabling 0 down time

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"Enterprise-level CI/CD Workflows"

What do you like best?

As with all Atlassian products, the best part of Bamboo is the integration into their full suite of software. Getting started with Bamboo from a Stash or Bitbucket code repo is as simple as clicking a button, and all downstream changes are immediately tracked and updated. Atlassian has made a huge effort to ensure that the dashboards to monitor build and deployment plans are both useful and informative, and it has paid off in a big way. Users can start, stop, change, monitor, create and delete plans from the push of a single button. Overall, Bamboo is great at:

* 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

What do you dislike?

After setting up several build and deployment plans using Bamboo, there are a few areas where this product could be improved:

* Documentation is hard to get to, and not always relevant to actual questions you may have about the product.

* A lot of the underworkings are a black box, which makes it difficult to work with.

* No clear right or wrong way to do things, despite being a enterprise product.

* Tasks cannot be put in if/else statements

* No good way to link successful builds to other builds

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you have already bought in to the Atlassian product suite, there is no better CI/CD product than Bamboo. However, make sure your entire team has training from Atlassian to understand how they will fit in the toolchain of your work, or else you run the risk of creating build plans that are detrimental to your future work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

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.

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"Great to use with Atlassian stack "

What do you like best?

Can assign build agents based on requirements

Granularity of build plans, branch builds, jobs and tasks provides a lot of flexibility

Drill down from a nice UI into a raw log file.

Really nice integrations with Atlassian products, especially JIRA and Stash. See the commit that is building and the story associated with that commit really easily.

The build monitors and HTML tags features are really useful, but any build system worth it's salt implements these.

What do you dislike?

The way it's configured, end users do not have admin rights to the build servers, and this causes endless difficulties.

Our company has so many products that it is very slow to load some pages because they have so many entries.

I've always found the deployments section hard to use, but this might just be because we use Bamboo with Nolio from CA, which is a terrible product.

The logs from the build servers can be really cryptic and hard to sift through. It is often hard for me to tell if the build is broken because the code I wrote is broken or because of a problem with the build server.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The biggest win is integrations with Atlassian products and managing deployments. Other than that, it doesn't do much more for you than something like Jenkins.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Building independently of local architecture on developer's machine, verifying code portability, deploying build artifacts from artifactory. Running Sonar static code analysis on a nightly basis, which calculates code coverage and complexity hotspots.

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"A reliable build and test server."

What do you like best?

Bamboo is very reliable, and requires very little maintenance. Once workflows are configured, it just works.

What do you dislike?

Lack of progress on .net and Perforce support.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you use Perforce be aware Bamboo does not support streams.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Increase the reliability of our software and development time with continuous integration. A central repository with build and test result history.

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"Bamboo is the best deployment tool ever"

What do you like best?

I used Bamboo and all the Atlassian stack to set up an ecommerce based on Magento. We were using the AWS stack and Bamboo was the best choice that I ever made.

The set up into a Amazon cloud is very good, the control panel is very clear and also the configuration was pretty straightforward. Managing Test servers and productions was very easy. Deploy into an AWS with multiple servers was very easy and the doc were very detailed.

What do you dislike?

The Setup of the first deploy task is not so intuitive, needs time to understand all the different options and how to use them. Amazon should publish screencast-doc only for developers to how to setup a basic deploy.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Very recommended. Try to hire a AWS certified Sysadmin to set up the system first.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We were using AWS stack and Altaissan Stack to set up an ecommerce based on Magento.

Bamboo was used to deploy on test servers and production automatically and did a great job.

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"Bamboo, a great solution for developers"

What do you like best?

I liked how it didn't force you to use a predefined IDE. I had the option to choose my IDE. Of course I went for Microsoft Visual Studio. During my time using bamboo, it was evident how they always have the developer in mind. They have great compatibility with source controls systems such as GIT and SVN.

What do you dislike?

I felt that the 7 days free trial was way too short. I started to like Bamboo way later. It is not the type of environments that you start to like the first time you use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Bamboo is a good option when you have to build multiple times and work with compiled programming languages. If you work with C# or Java(interpreted programming languages), then do not go for Bamboo.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We forced our VPS to multiple builds in very short time periods, and the lifespan of it was shortened. With Bamboo, we not only had the option for multiple and efficient builds, we had the capability to use source control revision systems(mainly git).

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"Bamboo enthusiast"

What do you like best?

It's easy to use for easy things. Fortunately most of what I do is easy. It's harder to do harder things but in most cases it is possible to work within the constraints of the system. The documentation is pretty good once you figure out where it is. Support is excellent. I have used Bamboo for several years now and each time I have had to get Atlassian involved in a support issue they have been very helpful. Perhaps once, I've gotten a guy that I knew more than he did.

The bottom line is that if you can script it you can do it in Bamboo. Love the integration with JIRA and Fisheye.

What do you dislike?

The organization of the gui is meh. I have a lot of plans and spend much of my day scrolling down to find the build or deployment I need to engage. This is particularly true of deployments since there is no "project" grouping mechanism as there is in the build "side"of Bamboo. Deployments functionality is getting better though it still has room for improvement. The documentation on Deployments is still lacking to a degree and the REST API for deployments could improve. I'd like to see more ability to report on activity. How many builds did I do over all during the last x days. How many deployments did I do over the last X days. What is the break down by environment. Get a rest link to the last build log file (this may exist, but I haven't found it in the documentation yet).

I wish there was a mechanism for prompting users for variable values at runtime. And to display build execution instructions (or deployment instructions). These are the only things that is are real hindrances to me.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Set your expections and identify resources. Bamboo can do anything Jenkins can do as far as I know. You get the added integration benefits from other Atlassian tools. The tool isn't the thing though. It is the knowledge of your developers, configuration management users, and operation people who will make your Bamboo implementation successful. Bamboo at it's most basic is a scaffold onto which you add the pieces of your build. You still need to write the scripts that make the objects move around the network. You have to know how to build your application and how to translate those instructions to the plugins that you use in Bamboo.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Build and deploy.

Prior to moving to Subversion from ClearCase and from a manual (somewhat scripted) build process to Bamboo the build process was exceedingly long and difficult. We've sliced the build from 3-5 hours to fifteen minutes in most big projects.

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"powerful CI/CD tool"

What do you like best?

can integrate with Jira and stash seamless.

can manage artifacts and deployment targets (environment)

can manage the version of each release.

What do you dislike?

not open sourced.

Does not have a large community to provide plugins like jenkins.

sometime they are slow to fix some bugs.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

if you are tired to choose plugins for Jenkins for features that are not buildin. Try Bamboo, it will give you a peace mind.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Build and deploy.

we switch from jenkins to bamboo for it's better integration with stash.

and the agents can be installed on remote network (behind firewall) to do the deployment jobs!!!

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"Super easy setup great reports, gerat CI Tool"

What do you like best?

Great integration with JIRA and confluence,

Ease to sea reports,

Notifications and failure reports

Easy to create multiple plans, build integration and que

well integration with GIT

What do you dislike?

UI can be more simpler,

Logs displayed can be more intutive, should have filters and good log viewer

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure you setup correct email triggers else you can be spammed by bamboo email triggers,

Great tool, make sure to intigrate with JIRA and confluence.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had multiple teams working on the the same code base so we wanted a good CI and well defined plans and triggers to make sure bad code is not commited,

Bamboo helped us to execute the build on specific triggers making sure they are compliant

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"Bamboo review"

What do you like best?

Easy to setup by adding different projects. This product is modularized, you can configure the product many ways as you want. Lots of plugin support. Versatile. Excellent CI support

What do you dislike?

It is very sluggish to load pages because they have so many entries.

Turns buggy if more traffic flows in.

There is no way to link other builds to other builds

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CI workflow. This product helps us obtaining our continuous integration and delivery goal.

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"Simple and Easy Build Server"

What do you like best?

Bamboo integrates very nicely with the rest of the Atlassian Suite of products such as FishEye and Crucible. It's also very easy to use. I am predominately a developer and not a scrum master or maintainer of the Atlassian projects in my company's role. However, I can easily go into the Bamboo console and start off a build manually if I need to.

What do you dislike?

While it can be a free product, it is only free for minimal functionality. After that there is a charge.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

There is a lot more that Bamboo can offer than what I described in my review. I would recommend reading more into the documentation provided by Atlassian to get the most out of the product.

If you don't know if you would find Bamboo useful, they do have a free trial version that allows you try some of the features before signing up for a paid tier.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Bamboo allows us to set up scheduled builds that occur at a particular time in the middle of the night (as to not disturb any developers that are testing against a particular server). This has automated the build process and saved us a lot of time when testing new builds. We get detailed logs and information when a particular build fails.

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"Great CI by Atlasssian "

What do you like best?

Really nice integrations with Atlassian products, especially with JIRA and Bitbucket Server.

Offers an intuitive UI.

Bamboo supports builds in any programming language using Ant, Maven, Make etc.

It's cheap.

What do you dislike?

Documentation is hard to get to.

The logs from the build servers can be really cryptic.

Does not have a large community to provide plugins like jenkins.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Build and deploy, this product helps us obtaining our continuous integration and delivery goal.

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"awesome CI tool; becomes even better with other confluence products"

What do you like best?

super integration with JIRA and other confluence products, easy to deploy and manage

What do you dislike?

Notifications can be better, more options to be made available to end users to let them know how to do it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

make sure to use it with other atlasian products

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We had multiple teams working together on a huge application, so CI builds made sure faster development and testing

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"Decent CD tool"

What do you like best?

Clean UI, good high-level job monitoring. Very responsive actions, no hiccups or freezes.

What do you dislike?

A little confusing getting to a specific running job from the main job list, I often find myself looking at the previously-completed job instead of the currently running one.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are on Github, don't bother -- Go with Travis.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Bamboo for all of our continuous deployment. It's a simple way to build specific environments when we push to specific branches.

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Bamboo User Ratings

8.4
Ease of Use
Average: 8.5*
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Average: 8.1*
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Average: 8.3*
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