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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.

What is Consul?

Consul is a tool for service discovery and configuration. Consul is distributed, highly available, and extremely scalable.

What is Spacemacs?

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.
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      What are some alternatives to Consul and Spacemacs?
      etcd
      etcd is a distributed key value store that provides a reliable way to store data across a cluster of machines. It’s open-source and available on GitHub. etcd gracefully handles master elections during network partitions and will tolerate machine failure, including the master.
      Zookeeper
      A centralized service for maintaining configuration information, naming, providing distributed synchronization, and providing group services. All of these kinds of services are used in some form or another by distributed applications.
      SkyDNS
      SkyDNS is a distributed service for announcement and discovery of services. It leverages Raft for high-availability and consensus, and utilizes DNS queries to discover available services. This is done by leveraging SRV records in DNS, with special meaning given to subdomains, priorities and weights (more info here: http://blog.gopheracademy.com/skydns).
      Ambassador
      Map services to arbitrary URLs in a single, declarative YAML file. Configure routes with CORS support, circuit breakers, timeouts, and more. Replace your Kubernetes ingress controller. Route gRPC, WebSockets, or HTTP.
      Kubernetes
      Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
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      How developers use Consul and Spacemacs
      Avatar of Chris Hartwig
      Chris Hartwig uses ConsulConsul

      All our services use Consul for discovery, configuration and cluster management (auto scaling, health monitoring, dynamic reconfiguration, leader elections)

      Avatar of Tom Staijen
      Tom Staijen uses ConsulConsul

      Discovery service. Some configuration is stored in consul.

      Avatar of Robert Hao
      Robert Hao uses ConsulConsul

      I used Consul as config center & service discoverer.

      Avatar of Ismael Arenzana
      Ismael Arenzana uses ConsulConsul

      How else do you discover microservices? ;)

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      exana uses ConsulConsul

      For service discovery.

      Avatar of Andrea Catalucci
      Andrea Catalucci uses SpacemacsSpacemacs

      Coding backend

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