What is Habitat?
Habitat is a new approach to automation that focuses on the application instead of the infrastructure it runs on. With Habitat, the apps you build, deploy, and manage behave consistently in any runtime — metal, VMs, containers, and PaaS. You'll spend less time on the environment and more time building features.
Habitat is a tool in the Infrastructure Build Tools category of a tech stack.
Habitat is an open source tool with 2.3K GitHub stars and 321 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Habitat's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Habitat?
27 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Habitat.
Docker, Kubernetes, Microsoft Azure, Terraform, and Google Compute Engine are some of the popular tools that integrate with Habitat. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Habitat.
Pros of Habitat
Easy to use
Supervisor is great concept
Cross platform builds
Habitat Alternatives & Comparisons
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