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Active Admin vs Flyway: What are the differences?

Developers describe Active Admin as "The administration framework for Ruby on Rails applications". Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration. On the other hand, Flyway is detailed as "Database Migrations Made Easy". Easy to setup, simple to master. Flyway lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. Flyway migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.

Active Admin and Flyway can be primarily classified as "Database" tools.

Some of the features offered by Active Admin are:

  • Global Navigation
  • Scopes
  • Index Styles

On the other hand, Flyway provides the following key features:

  • Supported databases: Oracle, SQL Server, SQL Azure, DB2, DB2 z/OS, MySQL, MariaDB, Google Cloud SQL, PostgreSQL, Redshift, Vertica, H2, Hsql, Derby, SQLite
  • Supported build tools: Maven, Gradle, Ant and SBT
  • Works on: Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Java and Android

"Customizable" is the primary reason why developers consider Active Admin over the competitors, whereas "Superb tool, easy to configure and use" was stated as the key factor in picking Flyway.

Active Admin and Flyway are both open source tools. It seems that Active Admin with 8.51K GitHub stars and 3.01K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Flyway with 4.2K GitHub stars and 915 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Flyway has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 19 developers stacks; compared to Active Admin, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

What is Active Admin?

Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration.

What is Flyway?

It lets you regain control of your database migrations with pleasure and plain sql. Solves only one problem and solves it well. It migrates your database, so you don't have to worry about it anymore.
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    Decisions about Active Admin and Flyway
    Miguel Suarez
    Miguel Suarez
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    Flyway
    Flyway
    Liquibase
    Liquibase
    PostgreSQL
    PostgreSQL
    #Migration
    #Backwards-compatible

    Flyway vs Liquibase #Migration #Backwards-compatible

    We were looking for a tool to help us integrating the migration scripts as part of our Deployment. At first sight both tools look very alike, are well integrated with Spring, have a fairly frequent development activity and short release cycles.

    Liquibase puts a lot of emphasis on independence with the DB, allowing you to create the scripts on formats like JSON and YML, abstracting away from SQL, which it's also supported. Since we only work with one DB type across services we wouldn't take much advantage of this feature.

    Flyway on the other hand has the advantage on being actively working on the integration with PostgreSQL 11, for it's upcoming version 6. Provides a more extensive set of properties that allow us to define what's allowed on what's not on each different environment.

    Instead of looking for a tool that will allow us to rollback our DB changes automatically, we decided to implement backwards-compatible DB changes, for example adding a new column instead of renaming an existing one, postponing the deletion of the deprecated column until the release has been successfully installed.

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    it works with complex SQL script and it is very high customizable.

    How developers use Active Admin and Flyway
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    Hunt Norment uses Active AdminActive Admin

    5 years of experience using Active Admin for creating customer-specific content management systems (CMSs).

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