Buildbot vs Vagrant: What are the differences?
Developers describe Buildbot as "Python-based continuous integration testing framework". BuildBot is a system to automate the compile/test cycle required by most software projects to validate code changes. By automatically rebuilding and testing the tree each time something has changed, build problems are pinpointed quickly, before other developers are inconvenienced by the failure. On the other hand, Vagrant is detailed as "A tool for building and distributing development environments". Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Buildbot can be classified as a tool in the "Continuous Integration" category, while Vagrant is grouped under "Virtual Machine Management".
Some of the features offered by Buildbot are:
- run builds on a variety of slave platforms
- arbitrary build process: handles projects using C, Python, whatever
- minimal host requirements: Python and Twisted
On the other hand, Vagrant provides the following key features:
- Up And SSH
- Synced Folders
"Highly configurable builds" is the top reason why over 8 developers like Buildbot, while over 354 developers mention "Development environments" as the leading cause for choosing Vagrant.
Buildbot and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Buildbot with 3.98K GitHub stars and 1.36K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Vagrant has a broader approval, being mentioned in 802 company stacks & 475 developers stacks; compared to Buildbot, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.
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