Capistrano vs Chef vs Fabric

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Capistrano
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What is Capistrano?

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.

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.

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 Capistrano, Chef, and Fabric?
        Shipit
        Shipit is an automation engine and a deployment tool written for node / iojs. Shipit was built to be a Capistrano alternative for people who don't know ruby, or who experienced some issues with it. If you want to write tasks in JavaScript and enjoy the node ecosystem, Shipit is also for you.
        Docker
        The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
        Ansible
        Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
        Jenkins
        In a nutshell Jenkins CI is the leading open-source continuous integration server. Built with Java, it provides over 300 plugins to support building and testing virtually any project.
        Puppet Labs
        Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.
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        Avatar of Pēteris Caune
        Pēteris 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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        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

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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.

        Avatar of Cyrus Stoller
        Cyrus Stoller uses CapistranoCapistrano

        For deploying to a VPS like DigitalOcean. This pairs nicely with https://github.com/cyrusstoller/gardenbed.

        Avatar of GeniusLink
        GeniusLink uses CapistranoCapistrano

        Deployment automation all of the websites and apps are deployed to linux via capistrano.

        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 Nick De Cooman
        Nick De Cooman uses CapistranoCapistrano

        Before Docker, I used Capistrano to deploy all web projects.

        Avatar of douglasresende
        douglasresende uses CapistranoCapistrano

        I use do make deploy my applications into many servers.

        Avatar of Cyril Duchon-Doris
        Cyril Duchon-Doris uses CapistranoCapistrano

        Deployment to remote AWS auto-scaled infrastructure.

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        James Salas uses ChefChef

        Configuration and deployment of application

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        Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses FabricFabric

        App beta deployment and crash logging.

        Avatar of Veggie Sailor
        Veggie Sailor uses FabricFabric

        Almost everything ;) Deployment etc

        Avatar of InstaGIS
        InstaGIS uses FabricFabric

        Command line deploys

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