Capistrano vs ScriptRock: What are the differences?
Developers describe Capistrano as "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. On the other hand, ScriptRock is detailed as "QA for DevOps". ScriptRock helps you scan, compare and control configurations and changes in the datacenter or the cloud.
Capistrano and ScriptRock 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, ScriptRock provides the following key features:
- End To End Visibility - Get visibility of your environment at the push of a button
- Comparisons In Context - Quickly identify differences across machines to pinpoint drift
- Easy To Use - Change the way you manage configurations and change
Capistrano is an open source tool with 11.1K GitHub stars and 1.71K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Capistrano's open source repository on GitHub.
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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.
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For deploying to a VPS like DigitalOcean. This pairs nicely with https://github.com/cyrusstoller/gardenbed.
Deployment automation all of the websites and apps are deployed to linux via capistrano.