Conan vs Docker: What are the differences?
What is Conan? C/C++ package manager. Install or build your own packages for any platform. Conan also allows you to run your own server easily from the command line.
What is Docker? Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation. 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.
Conan belongs to "Hosted Package Repository" category of the tech stack, while Docker can be primarily classified under "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers".
Some of the features offered by Conan are:
- Dependencies and package management for developers
- Source code and binaries
On the other hand, Docker provides the following key features:
- Integrated developer tools
- open, portable images
- shareable, reusable apps
Conan and Docker are both open source tools. Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Conan with 2.94K GitHub stars and 384 GitHub forks.
Spotify, Pinterest, and Twitter are some of the popular companies that use Docker, whereas Conan is used by Kosada, Document Modelling, and Watchguard Technologies, Inc.. Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3527 company stacks & 3448 developers stacks; compared to Conan, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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