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Active Admin vs Liquibase: What are the differences?

Active Admin: The administration framework for Ruby on Rails applications. Active Admin is a Ruby on Rails framework for creating elegant backends for website administration; Liquibase: Source control for your database. Developers store database changes in text-based files on their local development machines and apply them to their local databases. Changelog files can be be arbitrarily nested for better management.

Active Admin and Liquibase can be categorized as "Database" tools.

Some of the features offered by Active Admin are:

  • Global Navigation
  • Scopes
  • Index Styles

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

  • Supports code branching and merging
  • Supports multiple developers
  • Supports multiple database types

"Customizable" is the top reason why over 6 developers like Active Admin, while over 12 developers mention "Great database tool" as the leading cause for choosing Liquibase.

Active Admin and Liquibase are both open source tools. Active Admin with 8.51K GitHub stars and 3.01K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Liquibase with 1.78K GitHub stars and 1.09K GitHub forks.

Orbitz, Viadeo, and Virgin Pulse are some of the popular companies that use Liquibase, whereas Active Admin is used by Adtena, GoRails, and StellaService. Liquibase has a broader approval, being mentioned in 15 company stacks & 12 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 Liquibase?

Developers store database changes in text-based files on their local development machines and apply them to their local databases. Changelog files can be be arbitrarily nested for better management.

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