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 692 GitHub stars and 220 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Rex's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Rex?
9 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Rex.
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
- 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
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