Beanstalk vs Capistrano: What are the differences?
Beanstalk: Private code hosting for teams. A single process to commit code, review with the team, and deploy the final result to your customers; Capistrano: A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby. Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
Beanstalk belongs to "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category of the tech stack, while Capistrano can be primarily classified under "Server Configuration and Automation".
Some of the features offered by Beanstalk are:
- Setup and manage repositories- Import or create Subversion and Git repositories that are instantly available to your team.
- Invite team members, partners & clients- Restrict access to certain repos and provide read-only or full read/write permissions.
- Browse files and changes- Every version of every file you’ve committed to Beanstalk is just a click away. See a timeline of who made changes and view the differences between revisions. Syntax highlighting for over 70 languages.
On the other hand, Capistrano provides the following key features:
- Reliably deploy web application to any number of machines simultaneously, in sequence or as a rolling set
- Automate audits of any number of machines (checking login logs, enumerating uptimes, and/or applying security patches)
- Script arbitrary workflows over SSH
"Ftp deploy" is the top reason why over 13 developers like Beanstalk, while over 122 developers mention "Automated deployment with several custom recipes" as the leading cause for choosing Capistrano.
Capistrano is an open source tool with 11.1K GitHub stars and 1.71K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Capistrano's open source repository on GitHub.
Typeform, 500px, and New Relic are some of the popular companies that use Capistrano, whereas Beanstalk is used by Docplanner, UNION, and Crowdkeep. Capistrano has a broader approval, being mentioned in 293 company stacks & 81 developers stacks; compared to Beanstalk, which is listed in 21 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.
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For deploying to a VPS like DigitalOcean. This pairs nicely with https://github.com/cyrusstoller/gardenbed.
Deployment automation all of the websites and apps are deployed to linux via capistrano.