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CarrierWave vs Paperclip: What are the differences?

Developers describe CarrierWave as "Classier solution for file uploads for Rails, Sinatra and other Ruby web frameworks". This gem provides a simple and extremely flexible way to upload files from Ruby applications. It works well with Rack based web applications, such as Ruby on Rails. On the other hand, Paperclip is detailed as "*A file attachment management for ActiveRecord *". It is intended as an easy file attachment library for ActiveRecord. The intent behind it was to keep setup as easy as possible and to treat files as much like other attributes as possible.

CarrierWave and Paperclip can be categorized as "File Uploads" tools.

CarrierWave and Paperclip are both open source tools. Paperclip with 9.06K GitHub stars and 2.06K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than CarrierWave with 8.37K GitHub stars and 1.5K GitHub forks.

StackShare, Publitory, and Adtena are some of the popular companies that use CarrierWave, whereas Paperclip is used by ChooseYourBoss, Tam Development LLC., and Florence. CarrierWave has a broader approval, being mentioned in 7 company stacks & 39 developers stacks; compared to Paperclip, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 6 developer stacks.

What is CarrierWave?

This gem provides a simple and extremely flexible way to upload files from Ruby applications. It works well with Rack based web applications, such as Ruby on Rails.

What is Paperclip?

It is intended as an easy file attachment library for ActiveRecord. The intent behind it was to keep setup as easy as possible and to treat files as much like other attributes as possible.
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          Shrine
          Shrine implements a plugin system analogous to Roda’s and Sequel’s. Shrine ships with over 25 plugins, which together provide a great arsenal of features. Where CarrierWave and other file upload libraries favor complex class-level DSLs, Shrine favours simple instance-level interface.
          Filestack
          Filepicker helps developers connect to their users' content. Connect, Store, and Process any file from anywhere on the Internet.
          Uploadcare
          Uploadcare is a complete file handling platform for online business. Receive files from you users via File Uploader or File Upload API, implement image optimization and transformations with Image CDN API, and get HIPAA-compliant storage.
          Transloadit
          Transloadit handles file uploading & file processing for your websites and mobile apps. We can process video, audio, images and documents.
          Uppy
          Uppy is a sleek modular file uploader for web browsers. Add it to your app with one line of code, or build a custom version with just the plugins you need via Webpack/Browserify. 100% open source, backed by a company (Transloadit).
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