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Wacom Bamboo digital pen nib

Mfg # ACK20610 CDW # 3783341 | UNSPSC 43211700

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  • Digital pen nib (pack of 2)
  • for Bamboo Duo 3Gen, Solo 3Gen
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Wacom Bamboo Stylus replacement carbon fiber nibs fits 3rd generation stylus. These carbon nibs easily attach to your Bamboo Stylus.

This item was discontinued on July 30, 2021

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Wacom Bamboo digital pen nib is rated 4.00 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful for continuous deployment, but the stability must be improved What is our primary use case? Bamboo is a continuous deployment tool by Atlassian. What is most valuable? The tool is useful for continuous deployment. What needs improvement? The capabilities to use YAML must be improved. The tool is not capable of using YAML efficiently. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Since the tool depends on Jira, the stability is somewhat degraded. I rate the stability a seven out of ten. The stability must be improved. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The tool is deployed on-premise. So, the scalability depends on the resources we allocate on-premise. We have four users in our organization. How was the initial setup? The setup is moderately difficult. It is not highly complicated, but it is not easy. We must go through some steps to complete the implementation. Once the product is implemented, it will be stable. We face some challenges since the tool is deployed on-premise. The capabilities are adequate for our needs, though. Which other solutions did I evaluate? Bitbucket can be used for cloud solutions. What other advice do I have? If we are upgrading CI/CD from on-premise, we would need Bitbucket and Bamboo. Atlassian products rely on Jira. Bitbucket and Bamboo are integrated with Jira on-premise. I will recommend the product, but not very strongly. The solution does not have AI features. Continuous deployment is an enormous part of the software development cycle. Bamboo is a suitable solution for on-premise deployments. However, there are other alternatives available in the market. Overall, I rate the product a seven out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2024-06-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Helps automate tasks and save development and testing time What is our primary use case? The solution helps us automate tasks and save development and testing time. We can migrate multiple scripts and execute them. What is most valuable? We use Bamboo to automate all our test builds and deployments. It integrates with tools like the ReportPortal to help us check and evaluate processes. When we initiate commands, it automatically checks for scaling issues or failures related to new code. Based on these evaluations, it provides reports in the ReportPortal, helping us decide whether to implement changes. The tool is user-friendly and easy to integrate. What needs improvement? Integrating workflows with other platforms can be challenging. The capabilities of these platforms sometimes fall short compared to others. Initially, it was difficult for us because the plugins were very limited. For how long have I used the solution? I have been working with the product for a couple of months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I rate the solution's stability a nine out of ten. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I rate Bamboo's scalability an eight out of ten. My company has around 2000 users. How are customer service and support? Bamboo's support is very helpful. We have a dedicated Slack channel with their support team. Whenever we ask for help, they respond within minutes. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? Bamboo works very seamlessly compared to others. For instance, with GitHub Actions, automation might fail while building the image or caching some libraries. However, Bamboo doesn't have these issues. How was the initial setup? The tool's deployment is good and takes around three to four hours to complete. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I rate the solution's pricing a three out of five. What other advice do I have? I rate the overall solution an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? Hybrid Cloud Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2024-06-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, great technical support, and scalable What is our primary use case? Bamboo is an automation tool. What needs improvement? Bamboo is a bit complicated to use compared to other solutions, such as GitLab. You have to integrate different actions that are difficult that could be made easier. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Bamboo for approximately eight months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Bamboo has been stable. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? In my experience Bamboo is scalable. I work for an insurance company and our whole company uses Bamboo. How are customer service and support? The technical support provided by Atlassian is very good. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have previously used Gitlab. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? There is a subscription required to use Bamboo. What other advice do I have? I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Bamboo an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2021-10-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Data solution that integrates with Jira and Bitbucket for the convenient deployment of apps What is our primary use case? We use Bamboo to deploy our apps to local test servers and then to production. What is most valuable? The most useful feature of Bamboo is its integration with other solutions such as Jira and BitBucket, also offered by Atlassian. It is easier to use tools all provided by one vendor. What needs improvement? We are considering moving to a cloud solution and to use Bitbucket pipeline because of the features it offers. From a hosting perspective, it's easier to make use of solutions that are hosted in the cloud rather than to maintain the tool on-premise. This is not feasible with Bamboo. A feature I would like to see added is the integration with quality assurance reports when you run automated tests such as a Selenium test. It would be great to have the results visualised to understand the quality of a build. It is possible to do this manually but it requires a lot of configuration. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Scalability depends on the use case. If it is really a big customer with a lot of tests, it might not be a scalable option for them. One of our enterprise customers were not satisfied with the scalability of the solution. This customer wanted to develop a financial system and needed to run an enormous amount of tests automatically which resulted in some problems. How are customer service and support? In some countries, the local or technical support for some solutions from Atlassian is not present. You need to go to the community to write your question or write a ticket to Atlassian to access their support team. Their response is not always very useful. Some of the questions they have answered quickly and correctly; other questions have taken longer. How would you rate customer service and support? Positive How was the initial setup? The initial setup was straightforward but we are an IT company so did this easily with the resources we have. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The server products for small teams used to offer excellent pricing. However, Atlassian has since changed the offering and the pricing is more expensive. I do still think the solution offers good value for money. What other advice do I have? I would advise those investigating this solution to start small with a step-by-step approach and adapt as their experience grows. I would suggest that you start with the build, and once you master the build, focus on deployment. It is important to consider whether an on-premise or cloud solution is best suited before getting started. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:PARTNER
Date published: 2022-04-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful segregated application building, reliable, and good support What is our primary use case? Bamboo is used for different Java and Angular applications. What is most valuable? In Bamboo, build and deployment have been segregated. The build plan and deployment plan are different. When comparing Bamboo to other solutions, the native feature you will not find in another tool, such as Jenkins. They have segregated the build and deployment plan. This means, building the application and deploying it are two separate parts in Bamboo, they have segregated it apart from the UI. This makes the tool a bit better compared to other tools. What needs improvement? Bamboo can improve by providing more with scripting, such as they have with Jenkins. Bamboo is more UI-driven at this time, Jenkins is going in that direction too. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Bamboo for approximately five years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Bamboo has been stable in our experience. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution is scalable. We have approximately 15 people using this solution in my organization. How are customer service and support? We have escalated some questions to the Atlassian support team. They have a good team for support. I would rate the technical support of Bamboo a four out of five. How was the initial setup? If we compare the initial setup of Bamboo's with Jenkins, Jenkins's setup is easier. Bamboo comes with more configuration when you start setting it up. However, Bamboo is more of an enterprise tool as compared to Jenkins because it supports different databases. You can configure Bamboo with MySQL, Oracle, or any database. This is why the setup, requires more configuration, but the setup is straightforward. It is not that complex, once a person has done it they become aware of it and can do it again with less trouble. What about the implementation team? We did the implementation of the solution ourselves. We have a team that does the maintenance of the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? If Bamboo could provide more flexibility on pricing, that would help. On the agent side, if you want to increase the number of agents it should be less expensive. If they can provide some better pricing model, it will help, whether we are going to use it or are already using it. We have a standard license to use the solution. There can be some additional cost if we use some commercial plugins. Which other solutions did I evaluate? I have evaluated other solutions such as, Jenkins. What other advice do I have? I rate Bamboo an eight out of ten. Which deployment model are you using for this solution? On-premises Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2022-02-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The solution can be used for PCA compliance, but it needs a more containerized deployment model What is most valuable? We are using Bamboo for CICD, where you need to build Java architect and boot application architect. Then, we deploy that into some Comcast web servers. Bamboo was used extensively in our organization for PCA compliance. What needs improvement? It would be great if Bamboo could introduce a more containerized deployment model. Bamboo should also provide more user-friendly flexibility. For example, if we want to maintain the Bamboo job configuration, we need to export the configuration to Java. However, it would be good if the coding syntax could be simplified. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Bamboo for one and a half years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? I rate Bamboo a seven out of ten for stability. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I rate Bamboo a seven out of ten for scalability. What other advice do I have? Overall, I rate Bamboo a seven out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2023-08-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A good tool for CI/CD integration with a helpful technical support team What is our primary use case? Bamboo is a CI/CD tool for low-cost teams in my company. Some of my company's customers come to us with a certain level of comfort they experience, and we help them continue with that. What is most valuable? The most valuable feature of Bamboo is that it is a good tool for CI/CD integration. Bamboo is not a tool like Jira, which is mostly a ticketing system. What needs improvement? People know more about Jira than Bamboo. In general, people should know that Jira and Bamboo are similar solutions. The marketing strategy of Bamboo is an area of concern where improvements are needed. I believe that Bamboo should provide some support as there are too many scripts when we try to do something in GitHub. Every tool has its own style of automation, which is something I would like to be standardized so that the tools become more friendly when it comes to porting so that I can use Bamboo or GitHub Actions freely. I want all the tools to have the same standards, which would help our company. I feel there is always a scope for improvement in the product's initial setup phase. Bamboo should provide a permanent free tier, not a time-bound one for startups, as it helps users know if something works well and is utilized or not. Bamboo should offer some permanent free trial for one user or ten users, whatever it is. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Bamboo for almost eighteen months. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Most of the time, our scripts were bad. There were also some memory issues and delays around building scripts. My company could handle script issues since most of them were because of the problems at our end. Apart from the aforementioned area, we found no issues with the product. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? My company has been happy with Bamboo's scalability options, especially considering that more developers have joined my company. Scalability-wise, I rate the solution a seven to eight out of ten. One of my company's clients has 15 users of the solution. How are customer service and support? The solution's technical support is good since my company hasn't had any issues with them. My company's interaction with Jira's support was more compared to Bamboo. My company doesn't have issues with Bamboo's quality or response time. Most of the time, my company interacted via Bamboo's online forums, and we used to get answers. Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? My company can be described as a diverse company, so we use what our customers use. I have experience with Bitbucket, CircleCI, and GitHub. How was the initial setup? The product's initial setup phase is okay for us since our company is an expert in it. The solution is deployed on the cloud. What other advice do I have? For those who have a suite from Atlassian, my company would prefer them to use Bamboo. My company doesn't want our clients opting for one tool for CI and another tool for ticketing. Generally, we prefer to go with the corresponding solutions offered by a vendor. GitHub is always good, but it is limited as it is a free tool. Bamboo should offer products for free to startups or the first ten users, rather than just thirty days, an approach through which it can hook people. There should always be a free tier of products, and as Bamboo grows, I think its costs would be nothing, considering the value it gives users. I never heard about Bamboo in the past as much as Jira or Confluence. I came to know of Bamboo through meetings or emails in my company with our customers. It doesn't seem like Bamboo is digitally marketed very well. With DevOps becoming popular, products like Bamboo have so much to offer. I rate the overall tool an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2023-11-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solution to maintain sales process and continuous integration What is our primary use case? We use Bamboo to maintain the sales process and ensure continuous integration. This involves integration with Bitbucket as the deployment server. How has it helped my organization? Some of my recent projects have been built on a microservices architecture that utilizes microservices. This stream works, running a big e-commerce solution, and is containerized. Bamboo has helped us to make this process perfect by reducing the risk of failures on production deployments, making the changes deployed into production much smaller, thereby reducing errors and easing the sign-up process for the release itself. It generally makes the solution flexible and helps maintain information about what has been deployed and what hasn't. It's much easier to manage. Bamboo's integration with the rest of Atlassian's tech tools, like Jira, helps manage the end-to-end development and release process. What is most valuable? Bamboo allows for any customization made. It provides tools to configure the process as much as you need and want. Then, it helps to run big IT projects, scale them as much as you need, and utilize the process that the client is used to. What needs improvement? The tools and capabilities of the system are extensive. It can be challenging for someone new to the system or ecosystem to grasp, making it difficult to train new people and help them understand. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Bamboo for ten years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of the solution is good. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? The solution’s scalability is excellent. Around 200-500 users are using this solution. I would rate the solution’s scalability a ten out of ten. How are customer service and support? There is quite a large community around Atlassian's Bamboo. Most issues can be solved by browsing through the documentation or forums. Almost every problem you encounter has likely been experienced by someone else in the past, and with such a large community, finding solutions is generally straightforward. Atlassian has an advanced approach to solving issues. If it's very systematic, you can always stay updated about the resolution of the problem. Which other solutions did I evaluate? What other advice do I have? We've never really utilized different tools extensively. Bamboo works efficiently from a management perspective. If you need to inform a developer to deploy a particular version, it handles this task seamlessly. Any potential miscommunication or oversight is mitigated using Bamboo, provided it's correctly configured. It automatically provides the necessary information without excessive emails or phone calls to confirm whether something has been deployed. It's crucial to understand the business process and operations of the client thoroughly. Ultimately, deploying the software aims to fulfill the needs of the business itself. No tool can effectively handle that volume without understanding how the business operates, its expectations, and its processes regarding deploying software into production. Everything begins with understanding the client's business or the business purpose behind the configuration of Bamboo and essentially any step within the development process. Once you grasp this understanding, you can configure Bamboo properly, leveraging its capabilities to support various business processes, which is commendable. The configuration possibilities are pretty endless. It provides space for fewer issues you may experience due to misconfiguration. Any problems are not about the system itself but rather misconfiguration, which can sometimes be hard to identify. The components you wish to deploy haven't been deployed for some reason, and then you must determine why it didn't happen. Overall, I would rate the solution an eight out of ten. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2024-03-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High availability, helpful support, and plenty of plugins available What is our primary use case? We utilize Bamboo to automatically deploy multiple applications that manage various aspects of our department across several environments, including testing and production. By employing the same pipeline for each application, we can effectively manage and automate the process. As a result, we've pursued Kubernetes training to develop scalable applications. I have worked on both on-premise and cloud deployments of Bamboo. What is most valuable? The most valuable features of Bamboo are its performance and UI. Additionally, there are a lot of useful plugins, integration with other solutions, such as Bitbucket and Jira, and a helpful online community. What needs improvement? Bamboo could improve by having compatibility with GitLab. It would be better to have this platform for deploying code and storing container registries. Bamboo does not have a container registry. Additionally, there could be more features added. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Bamboo for approximately three years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The stability of Bamboo is excellent. I rate the stable of Bamboo a ten out of ten. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I worked on a project which had 2,000 developers using the solution. The solution is best suited for enterprise companies. The solution is scalable. I rate the scalability of Bamboo an eight out of ten. How are customer service and support? The support for Bamboo is great. They have been helpful and they provide a high-level service. Additionally, they are quick to respond. How would you rate customer service and support? Positive Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Jenkins and I found that Bamboo is more powerful and easier to use. How was the initial setup? I have used Google Cloud Platform and Amazon AWS for implementing Bamboo. It is not difficult to complete. The length of time it takes for deployment depends on a lot of variables, such as how the pipeline is deployed and what type of infrastructure is present. However, it typically takes only hours not days. I rate the setup of Bamboo a nine out of ten. What about the implementation team? I did the implementation of the solution. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? The price of Bamboo is reasonable. What other advice do I have? There is maintenance needed for keeping track of the nodes and making sure the agents are live. However, the solution does not require a lot of effort for maintenance of the solution. We use two people for the maintenance. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Bamboo a nine out of ten. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:Integrator
Date published: 2023-04-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful connector marketplace, customizable, and highly scalable What is our primary use case? I implement this solution for clients. The primary function of Bamboo is to facilitate the creation of a CI/CD pipeline, which is the main use case for the tool. Its main purpose is to automate the pipeline, enabling a DevOps approach for both the client and the company. What is most valuable? One of the significant benefits of Bamboo is its built-in support for numerous clients and the ability to tailor its capabilities to your specific requirements. This high level of customization enables you to create pipelines that are ideally suited to your needs, making it an invaluable tool for conducting advanced testing. The marketplace offers a wide range of pre-tested connectors that are readily available for use in your builds. However, if you cannot find a suitable connector, Bamboo also supports the integration of APIs, allowing you to seamlessly incorporate custom solutions into your system. What needs improvement? One area that could be enhanced is the governance process, particularly with regard to building approvals and transitions between stages. In comparison to other solutions, such as Jira, which features a workflow that supports approval processes, this capability is not natively available in Bamboo. To implement this functionality, integration with other solutions, such as GSM may be necessary. Although some add-ons, such as Adaptavist ScriptRunner, are available in the market to circumvent this limitation, they may not offer the exact functionality needed. Therefore, there is certainly room for improvement in this area. Currently, Atlassian University does not offer a dedicated course for learning Bamboo. If you wish to embark on a learning journey to acquire knowledge about the solution, your only recourse is to seek out experienced users who are willing to share their expertise on learning platforms like LinkedIn or Udemy. However, this falls short of a structured classroom-based approach, which Atlassian should consider incorporating into their official university platform to provide a comprehensive learning experience for users. However, there is a lot of documentation, but this is not the same as training. This lack of training might be due to the focus that Atlassian has on the cloud platform rather than on-premise. For how long have I used the solution? I have been using Bamboo for a couple of years. What do I think about the stability of the solution? Bamboo is highly stable, as long as the compatibility and upgrades of relevant libraries and dependencies remain untouched. It can become problematic if upgrades or updates are made to dependent libraries or other software. If, for example, Java is updated to an unsupported version, this needs to be communicated clearly to the customer. Such updates usually fall under the purview of security and operations teams, who check for patches and other necessary updates. These factors can have a significant impact on performance. However, overall, Bamboo performs very well and is highly robust. I rate the stability of Bamboo an eight out of ten. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? Bamboo is scalable and it is easy to do. Theoretically, you can add as many nodes as you want. You don't need to incur additional licenses for the additional nodes added which is a large benefit. We have clients that are small to large-scale enterprises. However, most of our clients are enterprise-sized, such as government entities. Approximately 40 percent of our clients are SMBs and 60 percent are enterprises. I rate the scalability of Bamboo a nine out of ten. How are customer service and support? Improvement in Bamboo support is needed, particularly regarding security-related inquiries. Responses to security questionnaires required by the customer's security team are often delayed. However, regarding technical support, their responsiveness is generally good, depending on the severity of the issue. They can also provide direct support sessions when necessary. Nevertheless, our experiences vary when it comes to security, particularly from the PC side, where we typically face delays in obtaining answers to questionnaires provided by the customer's security team. I rate the support from Bamboo a six out of ten. How would you rate customer service and support? Neutral How was the initial setup? The complexity of implementing Bamboo varies based on the client's specific needs. Installing and obtaining basic information is simple, but building a pipeline can be more challenging. This task is typically handled by a DevOps engineer. Unless requested by the client, the implementation would not be handled by the partner, which can be quite challenging. The installation and configuration can be straightforward. Excluding the pipeline, the full implementation can be done in two days. Typically, the implementation process involves setting up the infrastructure and ensuring that all prerequisites are met, including the necessary platforms and versions compatible with Bamboo. The deployment complexity varies depending on whether it's done on Linux or Microsoft Windows OS. The deployment process on Microsoft Windows OS is relatively straightforward, requiring the installation of prerequisites and a supported DB server. If deployed on a PC, a shared network folder with the appropriate security access is also necessary. These steps are well-documented, making them easy to follow. Therefore, deployment is not overly challenging. However, configuring the system from within can be more complicated. I rate the initial setup from Bamboo a seven out of ten. What other advice do I have? My advice is that if you intend to implement Bamboo, you should consider it as part of a complete DevOps solution. You must think about the other applications natively integrated with it, such as Jira, JSM, and Bitbucket. Bamboo's true power is realized when it is combined with these other solutions from the Atlassian suite. In this way, you can achieve much better value. I rate Bamboo an eight out of ten. I provided my rating of Bamboo based on its strong scalability and overall quality. While its support could be better, its performance is quite robust. However, there is a learning curve to understand how to set it up, making it challenging for new users. Nevertheless, for experienced DevOps engineers, it is pretty straightforward to set up. Disclaimer: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer:
Date published: 2023-04-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Provides an automated data backup feature, but its technical support services need improvement What is our primary use case? We use Bamboo for data replication, backup, and recovery. How has it helped my organization? The platform helps us with automated and timely backup. It provides data replication as well. What is most valuable? The product’s most valuable feature is its ability to work with VMware and Hyper-V. What needs improvement? Bamboo’s technical support services, in terms of speed of response, need improvement. They should work on providing faster backup replication as well. For how long have I used the solution? We have been using Bamboo for almost a year. What do I think about the stability of the solution? The product could be more stable. I rate its stability five out of ten. What do I think about the scalability of the solution? I rate Bamboo’s scalability a six out of ten. It doesn’t work well in all environments. It has some drawbacks and challenges. Also, fixing them takes a long time due to the technical support team's slow response time. How are customer service and support? The technical support services could be better. How would you rate customer service and support? Neutral Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch? I have used Veeam and NetApp before. How was the initial setup? The initial setup is easy. I rate the process an eight out of ten. What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing? I rate the product’s pricing a five out of ten. What other advice do I have? I rate Bamboo a six out of ten. It suits small and medium businesses with brand-new servers, up-to-date operating systems, and good network switches. I would not recommend it for large organizations. Disclaimer: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
Date published: 2023-10-13T00:00:00-04:00