boot2docker vs Otto: What are the differences?
Developers describe boot2docker as "Lightweight Linux for Docker". boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV). On the other hand, Otto is detailed as "Development and Deployment Made Easy. The successor to Vagrant". Otto automatically builds development environments without any configuration; it can detect your project type and has built-in knowledge of industry-standard tools to setup a development environment that is ready to go. When you're ready to deploy, otto builds and manages an infrastructure, sets up servers, builds, and deploys the application.
boot2docker and Otto belong to "Virtual Machine Management" category of the tech stack.
"Lightweight" is the top reason why over 42 developers like boot2docker, while over 10 developers mention "Vagrant-like" as the leading cause for choosing Otto.
boot2docker and Otto are both open source tools. It seems that boot2docker with 7.99K GitHub stars and 1.14K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Otto with 4.41K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks.
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