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Welcoming Brentley Jones

Siggi Simonarson
Siggi Simonarson, Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

At BuildBuddy, our mission is to bring the world's best developer tools to every company. A big part of that mission involves connecting engineers across different companies, sharing knowledge, and keeping an open dialog on best practices.

That's why we're so excited to share that Brentley Jones has joined BuildBuddy as a Staff Developer Evangelist. His deep experience with Bazel at scale will directly benefit BuildBuddy users and customers.

Brentley is a maintainer of Bazel's rules_apple and rules_swift which contain Bazel's support for iOS, macOS, Swift, and more. He's also a regular contributor to the Bazel Slack, and the Bazel GitHub repo.

Brentley joins us from Lyft, where he was a Staff Software Engineer on their Client Tooling team. Prior to Lyft, Brentley was an engineer at Target, where he led their migration to Bazel.

We look forward to working alongside Brentley to build the future of developer tools.

Welcome to BuildBuddy, Brentley!

Welcoming Lulu Zhang

Siggi Simonarson
Siggi Simonarson, Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

To fulfill our mission of bringing the world's best developer tools to every company, we're continually expanding our team to keep up with demand we're seeing from customers. That's why we're excited to share today that Lulu Zhang is joining BuildBuddy's engineering team.

Lulu joins us from Thumbtack. Prior to Thumbtack, Lulu spent 5 years at Google where she worked on Google Play, Project Fi, and Area 120.

We look forward to working alongside Lulu to build the future of developer tools.

Welcome to BuildBuddy, Lulu!

BuildBuddy v2.7.0 Release Notes

Siggi Simonarson
Siggi Simonarson, Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

To celebrate Bazelcon 2021 (and our Bazelcon talk), we've got a lot in store for you in this release! We're excited to share that v2.7.0 of BuildBuddy is live on both Cloud Hosted BuildBuddy and open-source via Github, Docker, and our Helm Charts!

We've also updated the list of open source repositories that use BuildBuddy. If you have an open source repo that's using BuildBuddy, and would like to be included on the list - please fill out the quick form at the bottom of that page!

Thanks to everyone using open source, cloud-hosted, and enterprise BuildBuddy. We've made lots of improvements in this release based on your feedback.

Meet BuildBuddy Workflows

Brandon Duffany
Brandon Duffany, Engineer @ BuildBuddy

In today's BuildBuddy v2.3 release, which is now live on BuildBuddy Cloud, we're launching BuildBuddy Workflows. BuildBuddy Workflows is a Continuous Integration (CI) solution for Bazel repositories hosted on GitHub (with support for other providers coming soon).

Like other CI solutions, Workflows give you the confidence that your code builds successfully and passes all tests before you merge pull requests or deploy a new release.

But because BuildBuddy Workflows were built for Bazel repos and tightly integrated with BuildBuddy RBE and Remote Caching, they are really fast.

Introducing BuildBuddy v2

Siggi Simonarson
Siggi Simonarson, Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

Our mission at BuildBuddy is to make developers more productive. When we released the first version of BuildBuddy a little over a year ago, we were blown away by the demand for tools and techniques for speeding up common developer workflows like building, testing, and debugging code. We've been working hard ever since - using our own tools to build the next generation of developer tooling for all.

Today we're excited to announce v2 of BuildBuddy! We've completely revamped our caching and remote build execution infrastructure to give our users and customers the one thing they care about above all else: speed.

BuildBuddy Achieves SOC 2 Certification

George Li
George Li, Head of Sales @ BuildBuddy

Our mission at BuildBuddy is to help developers be more productive. It's our highest priority to make sure that your data is safe so that you can focus on what matters: building your product.

Today, we’re excited to share that BuildBuddy has achieved SOC 2 certification.

The audit was conducted by The Cadence Group, compliance specialists who have performed SOC reporting examinations for some of the largest software companies in the world. Our certification means that we adhere to the highest standards of security, processing integrity, and risk management.

Our SOC 2 Report outlines how we encrypt our customer’s data, control access to our systems, scan for vulnerabilities, respond to incidents, and more.

In addition to completing our SOC 2 audit, we've partnered with Vanta to continuously monitor our SOC 2 compliance and ensure that the security practices we've put in place are being followed.

We’re happy to discuss our security policies in more detail or send over a copy of our SOC 2 report. Please feel free to reach out to us at security@buildbuddy.io for more information!

BuildBuddy v1.8.0 Release Notes

Siggi Simonarson
Siggi Simonarson, Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

We're excited to share that v1.8.0 of BuildBuddy is live on Cloud Hosted BuildBuddy, Enterprise, and Open Source via GitHub, Docker, and our Helm Charts!

Thanks to everyone using open source, cloud-hosted, and enterprise BuildBuddy. We've made lots of improvements in this release based on your feedback.

A special thank you to our new open-source contributor:

  • Ashley Davies who contributed several pull requests to our Helm charts in order to make them easier to use in clusters that already have an Nginx controller deployed.

And a warm welcome to our three new team members!

  • Pari Parajuli who joins our engineering team as an intern who's currently studying at University of California, Berkeley.
  • Vadim Berezniker who joins our engineering team after 7 years at Google on the Google Cloud team.
  • Zoey Greer who joins us as a software engineer from the Google Search team.

We're excited to continue growing BuildBuddy and fulfill our mission of making developers more productive!

Our focus for this release was on reliability, performance, improved documentation, and making BuildBuddy easier to release and monitor.

BuildBuddy v1.5.0 Release Notes

Siggi Simonarson
Siggi Simonarson, Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

We're excited to share that v1.5.0 of BuildBuddy is live on both Cloud Hosted BuildBuddy and open-source via Github, Docker, and our Helm Charts!

Thanks to everyone using open source, cloud-hosted, and enterprise BuildBuddy. We've made lots of improvements in this release based on your feedback.

A special thank you to our new open-source contributor:

  • Corbin McNeely-Smith who contributed to making our auth flow more resilient to error cases, and made our health-check handlers more flexible to support different load-balancers.

Our focus for this release was on giving users more visibility into test flakiness, monitoring & scaling improvements, and security hardening.

BuildBuddy v1.4.0 Release Notes

Siggi Simonarson
Siggi Simonarson, Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

We're excited to share that v1.4.0 of BuildBuddy is live on both Cloud Hosted BuildBuddy and open-source via Github and Docker!

Thanks to everyone using open source, cloud-hosted, and enterprise BuildBuddy. We've made lots of improvements in this release based on your feedback.

A special thank you to our new contributors who we'll soon be sending BuildBuddy t-shirts and holographic BuildBuddy stickers:

  • Daniel Purkhús who enabled environment variable expansion in BuildBuddy config files & more

  • Joshua Katz who added support for auto-populating build metadata from GitLab CI invocations

Our focus for this release was on giving users new tools to share, compare, analyze, and manage BuildBuddy invocations - as well as major performance and reliability improvements to our remote build execution service.

We're also excited to share that over the coming weeks and months, we'll be open sourcing much more of BuildBuddy - including our remote build execution platform. At BuildBuddy we're firmly committed to open source and believe that a transparent and open model is the only way to build truly great developer infrastructure for all.