Chef vs. Capistrano vs. Fabric



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Description

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 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 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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Pros

Why do developers choose Chef?
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Why do developers choose Capistrano?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Chef?
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What are the cons of using Capistrano?
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What are the cons of using Fabric?
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Pricing

How much does Chef cost?
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Companies

What companies use Chef?
434 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Capistrano?
366 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Fabric?
195 companies on StackShare use Fabric

Integrations

What tools integrate with Chef?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Capistrano?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
What tools integrate with Fabric?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Fabric

What are some alternatives to Chef, Capistrano, and Fabric?

  • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
  • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
  • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation
  • AWS OpsWorks - Model and manage your entire application from load balancers to databases using Chef

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