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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 2.1K GitHub stars and 313 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Habitat's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Habitat?

Companies

Developers
19 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Habitat.

Habitat Integrations

Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure, Chef, Google Compute Engine, and Docker are some of the popular tools that integrate with Habitat. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Habitat.

Why developers like Habitat?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Habitat
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Habitat Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Habitat?
Terraform
With Terraform, you describe your complete infrastructure as code, even as it spans multiple service providers. Your servers may come from AWS, your DNS may come from CloudFlare, and your database may come from Heroku. Terraform will build all these resources across all these providers in parallel.
AWS CloudFormation
You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order in which AWS services need to be provisioned or the subtleties of how to make those dependencies work.
Packer
Packer automates the creation of any type of machine image. It embraces modern configuration management by encouraging you to use automated scripts to install and configure the software within your Packer-made images.
GeoEngineer
GeoEngineer uses Terraform to plan and execute changes, so the DSL to describe resources is similar to Terraform's. GeoEngineer's DSL also provides programming and object oriented features like inheritance, abstraction, branching and looping.
Pulumi
Pulumi is a cloud development platform that makes creating cloud programs easy and productive. Skip the YAML and just write code. Pulumi is multi-language, multi-cloud and fully extensible in both its engine and ecosystem of packages.
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Habitat's Followers
35 developers follow Habitat to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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