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What is Fabric?

Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.
Fabric is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.
Fabric is an open source tool with 12.1K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Fabric's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Fabric?

Companies
185 companies reportedly use Fabric in their tech stacks, including Instagram, Coursera, and Robinhood.

Developers
189 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Fabric.

Fabric Integrations

Why developers like Fabric?

Here鈥檚 a list of reasons why companies and developers use Fabric
Private Decisions at about Fabric
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Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Fabric in their tech stack.

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We use Fabric for automating deployment and maintenance tasks: bootstrapping and updating application servers (using the "rolling update" pattern), pulling logs from the servers, running manage.py maintenance commands. Fabric

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Mark Lee
Mark Lee
Head of Growth - SendBird at SendBird | 1 upvotes 0 views
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Alec Cunningham
Alec Cunningham
Software Engineer at Marjoram Digital | 1 upvotes 6.6K views
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Fabric

Automate everything! I have fabfiles for testing, bootstrapping, deployment, and building. Easy to customize and its pure python. Fabric

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Public Decisions about Fabric

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Fabric in their tech stack.

Fabric
Fabric

We use Fabric for automating deployment and maintenance tasks: bootstrapping and updating application servers (using the "rolling update" pattern), pulling logs from the servers, running manage.py maintenance commands. Fabric

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Alec Cunningham
Alec Cunningham
Software Engineer at Marjoram Digital | 1 upvotes 6.6K views
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Fabric

Automate everything! I have fabfiles for testing, bootstrapping, deployment, and building. Easy to customize and its pure python. Fabric

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Fabric's Features

  • Lets you execute arbitrary Python functions via the command line
  • Library of subroutines (built on top of a lower-level library) to make executing shell commands over SSH easy and Pythonic

Fabric Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Fabric?
Azure Service Fabric
Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.
Ansible
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible鈥檚 goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Liquid
It is an open-source template language written in Ruby. It is the backbone of Shopify themes and is used to load dynamic content on storefronts. It is safe, customer facing template language for flexible web apps.
Chef
Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
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Fabric's Followers
239 developers follow Fabric to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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