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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 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.

What is Pallet?

The machines being managed require no special dependencies to be installed. As long as they have bash and ssh running, they can be used with pallet. Pallet has no central server to set up and maintain - it simply runs on demand. You can run it from anywhere, even over a remote REPL connection.
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              What are some alternatives to Capistrano, Fabric, and Pallet?
              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.
              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 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 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.
              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.
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              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 maintenance commands.

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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.

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              Cyrus Stoller uses CapistranoCapistrano

              For deploying to a VPS like DigitalOcean. This pairs nicely with

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              GeniusLink uses CapistranoCapistrano

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

              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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              Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses FabricFabric

              App beta deployment and crash logging.

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              Veggie Sailor uses FabricFabric

              Almost everything ;) Deployment etc

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              InstaGIS uses FabricFabric

              Command line deploys

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