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Capistrano vs Webmin: 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; Webmin: *A web-based system configuration tool *. It is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. It removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files.

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

Capistrano and Webmin are both open source tools. Capistrano with 11.1K GitHub stars and 1.72K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Webmin with 1.04K GitHub stars and 307 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 Webmin?

It is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. It removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files.
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        What are some alternatives to Capistrano and Webmin?
        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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        Kir Shatrov
        Kir Shatrov
        Production Engineer at Shopify · | 13 upvotes · 35.4K 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.

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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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