Consul vs Spacemacs: What are the differences?
Developers describe Consul as "A tool for service discovery, monitoring and configuration". Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable. On the other hand, Spacemacs is detailed as "Emacs advanced Kit focused on Evil: The best editor is neither Emacs nor Vim, it's Emacs *and Vim!*". Since version 0.101.0 and later Spacemacs totally abolishes the frontiers between Vim and Emacs. The user can now choose his/her preferred editing style and enjoy all the Spacemacs features Even better, it is possible to dynamically switch between the two styles seamlessly which makes it possible for programmers with different styles to do seat pair programming using the same editor..
Consul can be classified as a tool in the "Open Source Service Discovery" category, while Spacemacs is grouped under "Tools for Text Editors".
Some of the features offered by Consul are:
- Service Discovery - Consul makes it simple for services to register themselves and to discover other services via a DNS or HTTP interface. External services such as SaaS providers can be registered as well.
- Health Checking - Health Checking enables Consul to quickly alert operators about any issues in a cluster. The integration with service discovery prevents routing traffic to unhealthy hosts and enables service level circuit breakers.
- Key/Value Storage - A flexible key/value store enables storing dynamic configuration, feature flagging, coordination, leader election and more. The simple HTTP API makes it easy to use anywhere.
On the other hand, Spacemacs provides the following key features:
- Batteries Included
- Nice UI
- Excellent ergonomics
"Great service discovery infrastructure" is the top reason why over 49 developers like Consul, while over 11 developers mention "Advanced support for Vim key bindings" as the leading cause for choosing Spacemacs.
Consul and Spacemacs are both open source tools. Spacemacs with 18K GitHub stars and 4.42K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Consul with 16.2K GitHub stars and 2.82K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Consul has a broader approval, being mentioned in 131 company stacks & 52 developers stacks; compared to Spacemacs, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 15 developer stacks.
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All our services use Consul for discovery, configuration and cluster management (auto scaling, health monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, leader elections)