Chef vs SlickStack: What are the differences?
Developers describe Chef as "Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud". 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. On the other hand, SlickStack is detailed as "LEMP stack automation for WordPress". SlickStack is a free LEMP stack automation script written in Bash designed to enhance and simplify WordPress provisioning, performance, and security.
Chef and SlickStack belong to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Chef are:
- Access to 800+ Reusable Cookbooks
- Integration with Leading Cloud Providers
- Enterprise Platform Support including Windows and Solaris
On the other hand, SlickStack provides the following key features:
Chef and SlickStack are both open source tools. Chef with 5.86K GitHub stars and 2.36K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than SlickStack with 88 GitHub stars and 20 GitHub forks.
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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