Capistrano vs. Salt vs. Shipit



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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 Salt?

Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.

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

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

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

What are the cons of using Salt?
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What are the cons of using Shipit?
No Cons submitted yet for Shipit
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How much does Capistrano cost?
How much does Salt cost?
How much does Shipit cost?
What companies use Capistrano?
367 companies on StackShare use Capistrano
What companies use Salt?
105 companies on StackShare use Salt
What companies use Shipit?
5 companies on StackShare use Shipit
What tools integrate with Capistrano?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Capistrano
What tools integrate with Salt?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Salt
No integrations listed yet

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

  • Ansible - Radically simple configuration-management, application deployment, task-execution, and multi-node orchestration engine
  • Chef - Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud
  • Puppet Labs - Server automation framework and application
  • Fabric - Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment

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