What is Flynn?
Flynn lets you deploy apps with git push and containers. Developers can deploy any app to any cluster in seconds.
Flynn is a tool in the Platform as a Service category of a tech stack.
Flynn is an open source tool with 7.9K GitHub stars and 611 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Flynn's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Flynn?
3 companies reportedly use Flynn in their tech stacks, including Brandfolder, SPIDR Tech, and Avril.
10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Flynn.
Python, Git, Node.js, Docker, and PHP are some of the popular tools that integrate with Flynn. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Flynn.
Pros of Flynn
Supports few types of containers:libvirt-lxc, docker
- Flynn goes beyond 12 factor apps. Run any Linux process written in any language or framework, even stateful apps on your own servers or any public cloud.
- Scaling or adding a new cluster is simple: just add more nodes. Everything is containerized, Flynn takes care of distributing work across the cluster.
- Flynn is 100% free and open source. Flynn works great out of the box, and since Flynn is modular and API-driven it's easy to modify and swap components to suit your needs.
Flynn Alternatives & Comparisons
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