Chef vs. Capistrano vs. Shipit



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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 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.

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Why do developers choose Chef?
Why do you like Chef?

Why do developers choose Capistrano?
Why do you like Capistrano?

Why do developers choose Shipit?
Why do you like Shipit?

What are the cons of using Chef?
No Cons submitted yet for Chef
Downsides of Chef?

What are the cons of using Capistrano?
No Cons submitted yet for Capistrano
Downsides of Capistrano?

What are the cons of using Shipit?
No Cons submitted yet for Shipit
Downsides of Shipit?

How much does Chef cost?
Chef Pricing
How much does Capistrano cost?
How much does Shipit cost?
What companies use Chef?
438 companies on StackShare use Chef
What companies use Capistrano?
367 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Shipit?
5 companies on StackShare use Shipit
What tools integrate with Chef?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Chef
What tools integrate with Capistrano?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
No integrations listed yet

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

  • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
  • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment
  • Salt - Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation

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