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Capistrano vs Deployer: What are the differences?

Capistrano: A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby. 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; Deployer: Deployment Tool for PHP. A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box.

Capistrano can be classified as a tool in the "Server Configuration and Automation" category, while Deployer is grouped under "Continuous Deployment".

Some of the features offered by Capistrano are:

  • Reliably deploy web application to any number of machines simultaneously, in sequence or as a rolling set
  • Automate audits of any number of machines (checking login logs, enumerating uptimes, and/or applying security patches)
  • Script arbitrary workflows over SSH

On the other hand, Deployer provides the following key features:

  • Simple setup process and a minimal learning curve
  • Ready to use recipes for most frameworks
  • Parallel execution without extensions

"Automated deployment with several custom recipes" is the primary reason why developers consider Capistrano over the competitors, whereas "Simply to use" was stated as the key factor in picking Deployer.

Capistrano and Deployer are both open source tools. It seems that Capistrano with 11.1K GitHub stars and 1.72K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Deployer with 6.9K GitHub stars and 982 GitHub forks.

New Relic, Movielala, and Repro are some of the popular companies that use Capistrano, whereas Deployer is used by Prombox, Playa, and Pharma4u GmbH. Capistrano has a broader approval, being mentioned in 295 company stacks & 81 developers stacks; compared to Deployer, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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 Deployer?

A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box
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      What are some alternatives to Capistrano and Deployer?
      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.
      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.
      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.
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      Avatar of Cyrus Stoller
      Cyrus Stoller uses CapistranoCapistrano

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

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      GeniusLink uses CapistranoCapistrano

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

      Avatar of Giuseppe Morelli
      Giuseppe Morelli uses DeployerDeployer

      Useful tools used with bitbucket pipelines to automate the deploy system flow.

      Avatar of Nick De Cooman
      Nick De Cooman uses CapistranoCapistrano

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

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      douglasresende uses CapistranoCapistrano

      I use do make deploy my applications into many servers.

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      Cyril Duchon-Doris uses CapistranoCapistrano

      Deployment to remote AWS auto-scaled infrastructure.

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