AWS CodeStar vs Empire: What are the differences?
Developers describe AWS CodeStar as "Quickly Develop, Build, and Deploy Applications on AWS". Start new software projects on AWS in minutes using templates for web applications, web services and more. On the other hand, Empire is detailed as "A Self-Hosted PaaS Built on Docker and Amazon ECS". Empire is a control layer on top of Amazon EC2 Container Service (ECS) that provides a Heroku like workflow. It conforms to a subset of the Heroku Platform API, which means you can use the same tools and processes that you use with Heroku, but with all the power of EC2 and Docker.
AWS CodeStar and Empire can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.
Empire is an open source tool with 2.53K GitHub stars and 156 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Empire's open source repository on GitHub.