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Alternatives to Rake

Rails, Make, Evernote, Todoist, and OneNote are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Rake.
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What is Rake and what are its top alternatives?

It is a software task management and build automation tool. It allows the user to specify tasks and describe dependencies as well as to group tasks in a namespace.
Rake is a tool in the Task Management category of a tech stack.
Rake is an open source tool with 2K GitHub stars and 599 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Rake's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to Rake

  • Rails

    Rails

    Rails is a web-application framework that includes everything needed to create database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) pattern. ...

  • Make

    Make

    The GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Toolchain (Binutils, GDB, GLIBC)

  • Evernote

    Evernote

    Take notes to a new level with Evernote, the productivity app that keeps your projects, ideas, and inspiration handy across all your digital devices. It helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks. ...

  • Todoist

    Todoist

    It lets you keep track of everything in one place. It gives you the confidence that everything’s organized and accounted for, so you can make progress on the things that are important to you. ...

  • OneNote

    OneNote

    Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. With easy navigation and search, you’ll always find your notes right where you left them. It gathers users' notes, drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. Notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. ...

  • Dropbox Paper

    Dropbox Paper

    It is more than a doc, it’s a workspace that brings creation and coordination together in one place. You can write together, share comments, embed images, and more. If you have a Dropbox account, you can use Paper for free. ...

  • Google Keep

    Google Keep

    It is a note-taking service developed by Google. It is available on the web, and has mobile apps for the Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Keep offers a variety of tools for taking notes, including text, lists, images, and audio. ...

  • Workflowy

    Workflowy

    It is an organizational tool that makes life easier. It's a surprisingly powerful way to take notes, make lists, collaborate, brainstorm, plan and generally organize your brain. ...

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Rails

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PROS OF RAILS
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    Rapid development
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    Great gems
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    Great community
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    Convention over configuration
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    Mvc
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    Great for web
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    Beautiful code
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    Open source
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    Great libraries
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    Active record
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    Elegant
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    Easy to learn
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    Easy Database Migrations
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    Makes you happy
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    Free
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    Great routing
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    Has everything you need to get the job done
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    Great Data Modeling
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    MVC - Easy to start on
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    Beautiful
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    Easy setup
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    Great caching
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    Ultra rapid development time
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    It's super easy
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    Great Resources
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    Easy to build mockups that work
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    Less Boilerplate
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    API Development
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    Developer Friendly
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    Great documentation
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    Quick
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    Easy REST API creation
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    Intuitive
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    Great language
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    Haml and sass
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    Easy to learn, use, improvise and update
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    It works
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    Jet packs come standard
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    Easy and fast
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    Legacy
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    Metaprogramming
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    Convention over configuration
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    Easy Testing
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    Cancan
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    It's intuitive
CONS OF RAILS
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    Too much "magic" (hidden behavior)
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    Poor raw performance
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    Asset system is too primitive and outdated
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    Heavy use of mixins
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    Bloat in models
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    Very Very slow

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But wowza, things have changed. Tooling is just way, way better. I'm primarily web-oriented, and using React and Apollo together the past few years really opened my eyes to building rich apps. And I deeply apologize for using the phrase rich apps; I don't think I've ever said such Enterprisey words before.

But yeah, things are different now. I still love Rails, and still use it for a lot of apps I build. But it's that silly rich apps phrase that's the problem. Users have way more comprehensive expectations than they did even five years ago, and the JS community does a good job at building tools and tech that tackle the problems of making heavy, complicated UI and frontend work.

Obviously there's a lot of things happening here, so just saying "JavaScript isn't terrible" might encompass a huge amount of libraries and frameworks. But if you're like me, yeah, give things another shot- I'm somehow not hating on JavaScript anymore and... gulp... I kinda love it.

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StackShare Feed is built entirely with React, Glamorous, and Apollo. One of our objectives with the public launch of the Feed was to enable a Server-side rendered (SSR) experience for our organic search traffic. When you visit the StackShare Feed, and you aren't logged in, you are delivered the Trending feed experience. We use an in-house Node.js rendering microservice to generate this HTML. This microservice needs to run and serve requests independent of our Rails web app. Up until recently, we had a mono-repo with our Rails and React code living happily together and all served from the same web process. In order to deploy our SSR app into a Heroku environment, we needed to split out our front-end application into a separate repo in GitHub. The driving factor in this decision was mostly due to limitations imposed by Heroku specifically with how processes can't communicate with each other. A new SSR app was created in Heroku and linked directly to the frontend repo so it stays in-sync with changes.

Related to this, we need a way to "deploy" our frontend changes to various server environments without building & releasing the entire Ruby application. We built a hybrid Amazon S3 Amazon CloudFront solution to host our Webpack bundles. A new CircleCI script builds the bundles and uploads them to S3. The final step in our rollout is to update some keys in Redis so our Rails app knows which bundles to serve. The result of these efforts were significant. Our frontend team now moves independently of our backend team, our build & release process takes only a few minutes, we are now using an edge CDN to serve JS assets, and we have pre-rendered React pages!

#StackDecisionsLaunch #SSR #Microservices #FrontEndRepoSplit

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Make

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PROS OF MAKE
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    No-nonsense approach to builds. Just works
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    One-line Execution
CONS OF MAKE
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    Evernote

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    Feel organized without the effort
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    PROS OF EVERNOTE
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      Search text in images (OCR)
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      Checklist
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      Dark mode
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      Great mobile app
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      Syncs quickly
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      Encrypt Text
    CONS OF EVERNOTE
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      On life support
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      No document structure

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    Todoist

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    A task manager & to do list application
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    PROS OF TODOIST
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      The natural language date/time auto-detection is golden
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      OneNote

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      A digital notebook for capturing and organizing everything
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      PROS OF ONENOTE
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        Works great with OneDrive
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        Syncs quickly
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        Dark mode
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        Search text in images (OCR)
      CONS OF ONENOTE
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        Dropbox Paper

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        A collaborative document-editing service
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            Google Keep

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            Capture what’s important and get more done
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                Workflowy

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                A web-based app to stay organized
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