Chef vs Fabric vs Mina

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Chef
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Mina
Mina

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What is 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.

What is 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.

What is Mina?

Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead.
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          What are some alternatives to Chef, Fabric, and Mina?
          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.
          Puppet Labs
          Puppet is an automated administrative engine for your Linux, Unix, and Windows systems and performs administrative tasks (such as adding users, installing packages, and updating server configurations) based on a centralized specification.
          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.
          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.
          EasyEngine
          It is a command-line tool for the Nginx web servers to manage WordPress sites that are running on the LEMP Stack (Linux, Nginx, MySQL/MariaDB, and PHP-FPM). It is created with python and can be installed on Ubuntu and Linux Debian distributions.
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          Pēteris Caune uses FabricFabric

          We use Fabric for automating deployment and maintenance tasks: bootstrapping and updating application servers (using the "rolling update" pattern), pulling logs from the servers, running manage.py maintenance commands.

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          Goyoboard uses ChefChef

          Out custom recipes makes it simple for developers bootstrap process (using vagrant) and that same recipe is also the one that is used to prep instances

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          Alec Cunningham uses FabricFabric

          Automate everything! I have fabfiles for testing, bootstrapping, deployment, and building. Easy to customize and its pure python.

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          Zinc uses ChefChef

          We use Chef for our configuration management and our service discovery.

          Avatar of EverTrue
          EverTrue uses ChefChef

          Configuration management for any services not provided by AWS.

          Avatar of Hund
          Hund uses ChefChef

          Distributed application deployments and server configuration.

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          James Salas uses ChefChef

          Configuration and deployment of application

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          Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses FabricFabric

          App beta deployment and crash logging.

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          Veggie Sailor uses FabricFabric

          Almost everything ;) Deployment etc

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          eGotickets uses MinaMina

          Simple, Fast, minimal deployment

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          InstaGIS uses FabricFabric

          Command line deploys

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