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Capistrano vs Pallet: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Pallet? Automates controlling and provisioning cloud server instances. DevOps for the JVM. 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.

Capistrano and Pallet can be categorized as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.

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, Pallet provides the following key features:

  • Everything in Version Control
  • Jar File Distribution of Crates
  • Provisioning, Configuration and Administration

Capistrano and Pallet are both open source tools. It seems that Capistrano with 11.1K GitHub stars and 1.71K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pallet with 802 GitHub stars and 122 GitHub forks.

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 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 and Pallet?
            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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            Decisions about Capistrano and Pallet
            Kir Shatrov
            Kir Shatrov
            Production Engineer at Shopify · | 13 upvotes · 65K views
            atShopifyShopify
            kubernetes-deploy
            kubernetes-deploy
            Shipit
            Shipit
            Heroku
            Heroku
            Capistrano
            Capistrano
            #BuildTestDeploy
            #ContainerTools
            #ApplicationHosting
            #PlatformAsAService

            Shipit, our deployment tool, is at the heart of Continuous Delivery at Shopify. Shipit is an orchestrator that runs and tracks progress of any deploy script that you provide for a project. It supports deploying to Rubygems, Pip, Heroku and Capistrano out of the box. For us, it's mostly kubernetes-deploy or Capistrano for legacy projects.

            We use a slightly tweaked GitHub flow, with feature development going in branches and the master branch being the source of truth for the state of things in production. When your PR is ready, you add it to the Merge Queue in ShipIt. The idea behind the Merge Queue is to control the rate of code that is being merged to master branch. In the busy hours, we have many developers who want to merge the PRs, but at the same time we don't want to introduce too many changes to the system at the same time. Merge Queue limits deploys to 5-10 commits at a time, which makes it easier to identify issues and roll back in case we notice any unexpected behaviour after the deploy.

            We use a browser extension to make Merge Queue play nicely with the Merge button on GitHub:

            Both Shipit and kubernetes-deploy are open source, and we've heard quite a few success stories from companies who have adopted our flow.

            #BuildTestDeploy #ContainerTools #ApplicationHosting #PlatformAsAService

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            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 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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