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Azure DevOps vs Chef: What are the differences?

Azure DevOps: Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software. Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support; Chef: Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud. Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.

Azure DevOps belongs to "Project Management" category of the tech stack, while Chef can be primarily classified under "Server Configuration and Automation".

Some of the features offered by Azure DevOps are:

  • Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
  • Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
  • Git: free private repositories, pull requests

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

  • Access to 800+ Reusable Cookbooks
  • Integration with Leading Cloud Providers
  • Enterprise Platform Support including Windows and Solaris

"Complete and powerful" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Azure DevOps, while over 104 developers mention "Dynamic and idempotent server configuration" as the leading cause for choosing Chef.

Chef is an open source tool with 5.86K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Chef's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Chef has a broader approval, being mentioned in 359 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Azure DevOps, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 68 developer stacks.

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What is Azure DevOps?

Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support.

What is Chef?

Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
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    What are some alternatives to Azure DevOps and Chef?
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    Avatar of Andrew Miller
    Andrew Miller uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

    VSO/Team Services are a natural extension of my TFS experience. Manage projects, version control, testing & continuous integration pipeline (CI/CD). Integration with Azure. Full SDLC.

    Avatar of Daniel Kovacs
    Daniel Kovacs uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

    We use VSTS to host our repos, to manage our backlog and plan our sprints, to track our work (tasks and bugs), host our knowledge-base (wiki) and a lot more. I am the team admin.

    Avatar of Goyoboard
    Goyoboard uses ChefChef

    Out custom recipes makes it simple for developers bootstrap process (using vagrant) and that same recipe is also the one that is used to prep instances

    Avatar of GHA Technologies
    GHA Technologies uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

    Integrated development of c# and visual basic.NET web and desktop applications.

    Avatar of Zinc
    Zinc uses ChefChef

    We use Chef for our configuration management and our service discovery.

    Avatar of EverTrue
    EverTrue uses ChefChef

    Configuration management for any services not provided by AWS.

    Avatar of Hund
    Hund uses ChefChef

    Distributed application deployments and server configuration.

    Avatar of nextdocdev
    nextdocdev uses Azure DevOpsAzure DevOps

    Code version and integration with QA and develop teams

    Avatar of James Salas
    James Salas uses ChefChef

    Configuration and deployment of application

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