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Bitrise vs Fabric: What are the differences?

Bitrise: Automate your mobile app development from building through testing to deployment. In short Bitrise is a Continous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) Platform as a Service (PaaS) with a main focus on mobile app development (iOS, Android). You can automate the testing and deployment of your apps with just a few clicks. When you trigger a build a Virtual Machine is assigned to host your build and your defined Workflow (series of Steps scripts) will be executed, step by step; Fabric: Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment. Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution..

Bitrise can be classified as a tool in the "Mobile Continuous Integration" category, while Fabric is grouped under "Server Configuration and Automation".

"Easy setup" is the top reason why over 10 developers like Bitrise, while over 19 developers mention "Python" as the leading cause for choosing Fabric.

Fabric is an open source tool with 11.4K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fabric's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Fabric has a broader approval, being mentioned in 147 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Bitrise, which is listed in 29 company stacks and 14 developer stacks.

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What is Bitrise?

It is a Continous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) Platform as a Service (PaaS) with a main focus on mobile app development (iOS, Android). You can automate the testing and deployment of your apps with just a few clicks. When you trigger a build a Virtual Machine is assigned to host your build and your defined Workflow (series of Steps scripts) will be executed, step by step.

What is Fabric?

Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.
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      What are some alternatives to Bitrise and Fabric?
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      Decisions about Bitrise and Fabric
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      Mailjet
      Mailjet
      Intercom
      Intercom
      Amplitude
      Amplitude
      Firebase
      Firebase
      GitHub
      GitHub
      Bitrise
      Bitrise
      Travis CI
      Travis CI
      Objective-C
      Objective-C
      Android SDK
      Android SDK
      React Native
      React Native
      #End2end
      #SmartHome

      We are using React Native in #SmartHome to share the business logic between Android and iOS team and approach users with a unique brand experience. The drawback is that we require lots of native Android SDK and Objective-C modules, so a good part of the invested time is there. The gain for a app that relies less on native communication, sensors and OS tools should be even higher.

      Also it helps us set different testing stages: we use Travis CI for the javascript (business logic), Bitrise to run build tests and @Detox for #end2end automated user tests.

      We use a microservices structure on top of Zeit's @now that read from firebase. We use JWT auth to authenticate requests among services and from users, following GitHub philosophy of using the same infrastructure than its API consumers. Firebase is used mainly as a key-value store between services and as a backup database for users. We also use its authentication mechanisms.

      You can be super locked-in if you also rely on it's analytics, but we use Amplitude for that, which offers us great insights. Intercom for communications with end-user and Mailjet for marketing.

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      How developers use Bitrise and Fabric
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      P膿teris Caune uses FabricFabric

      We use Fabric for automating deployment and maintenance tasks: bootstrapping and updating application servers (using the "rolling update" pattern), pulling logs from the servers, running manage.py maintenance commands.

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      Alec Cunningham uses FabricFabric

      Automate everything! I have fabfiles for testing, bootstrapping, deployment, and building. Easy to customize and its pure python.

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      Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses FabricFabric

      App beta deployment and crash logging.

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      Veggie Sailor uses FabricFabric

      Almost everything ;) Deployment etc

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      InstaGIS uses FabricFabric

      Command line deploys

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