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What is Rex?

Rex is an automation framework that combines Perl and Secure Shell (SSH) for a portable and highly flexible approach to data center infrastructure management and software deployment.
Rex is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.
Rex is an open source tool with 707 GitHub stars and 222 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Rex's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Rex?


10 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Rex.

Rex Integrations

Git, Docker, Ubuntu, Amazon EC2, and VirtualBox are some of the popular tools that integrate with Rex. Here's a list of all 21 tools that integrate with Rex.
Pros of Rex
Much simple to use or start with, if you know perl

Rex's Features

  • Puts you in charge: Rex acknowledges that there is more than one way to manage it. It trusts you to be in the best position to decide what to automate and how, allowing you to build the automation tool your situation requires.
  • Easy to get on board: automate what you are doing today, and add more tomorrow. Rex is instantly usable, making it ideal and friendly for incremental automation.
  • It's just Perl: Perl is a battle-tested, mature language. Whenever you reach the limitations of the built-in Rex features, a powerful programming language and module ecosystem is directly available at your fingertips to seamlessly extend it even in other languages. So after all, it's not just Perl.

Rex Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Rex?
JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.
GitHub is the best place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers. Over three million people use GitHub to build amazing things together.
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
jQuery is a cross-platform JavaScript library designed to simplify the client-side scripting of HTML.
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Rex's Followers
18 developers follow Rex to keep up with related blogs and decisions.