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BuildBuddy joins Y Combinator

If you've hung out around developers for any extended period --- you've probably heard "my code is compiling" as an excuse from them when they're slacking off and browsing Hacker News.

"Compiling" via XKCD

Slow, flaky builds waste hours of developer time --- leading to slow dev refresh cycles and unhappy, unproductive engineers. This is the problem we're solving at BuildBuddy.

BuildBuddy is a managed Bazel build system. It brings a Google-style development environment and 10x faster builds to any company.

We're excited to share that we've been accepted into Y Combinator and have been participating in their Winter 2020 batch. Here's a photo from our first batch dinner where the founders of Airbnb (YC Winter 2009) told us stories about their YC experience:

Airbnb founders speak at our first batch dinner via Gustaf Alstromer

We're excited to share more about BuildBuddy in the coming months. If you intrigued and want to learn more --- feel free to shoot us an email at hello@buildbuddy.io.

Author:

Siggi Simonarson

Siggi Simonarson

Co-founder @ BuildBuddy

Meet BuildBuddy

BuildBuddy is a managed Bazel build system --- it brings a Google-style development environment to any company in minutes.

The first product we've built is an open-core Bazel build log viewer. It consumes the Bazel build event protocol and makes logs accessible through a user-friendly web UI. If you're familiar with Google's Sponge tool - it's basically an open source version of that. It's available in 3 forms:

  • Open source - You can find the core product open source and free to use with an MIT license on Github.
  • Cloud hosted - We also offer a cloud hosted version of the product at buildbuddy.io. Plans range from a free version for personal use to an enterprise version suited for companies with complex needs.
  • On-prem - We offer an enterprise version of the product that you can run on-premises or in your own cloud. This version comes with all the bells and whistles - like dashboards, user accounts, and dedicated support.

The Bazel build log viewer is just the start. We're working on a shared build cache, remote build execution, and more.

Our end goal is to take the pain out of managing Bazel, so you can focus on building your product.

Reach out to us at hello@buildbuddy.io if you're interested, we'd love to chat!

Author:

Siggi Simonarson

Siggi Simonarson

Co-founder @ BuildBuddy