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Deployer vs Octopus Deploy: What are the differences?

Developers describe Deployer as "Deployment Tool for PHP". A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box. On the other hand, Octopus Deploy is detailed as "Automated deployment for .NET". Octopus works with your build server to enable reliable, secure, automated releases of ASP.NET applications and Windows Services into test, staging and production environments, whether they are in the cloud or on-premises.

Deployer belongs to "Continuous Deployment" category of the tech stack, while Octopus Deploy can be primarily classified under "Deployment as a Service".

Some of the features offered by Deployer are:

  • Simple setup process and a minimal learning curve
  • Ready to use recipes for most frameworks
  • Parallel execution without extensions

On the other hand, Octopus Deploy provides the following key features:

  • Deploy on-premises or to the cloud, securely
  • Built for .NET developers
  • Configuration and scripting

"Simply to use" is the top reason why over 7 developers like Deployer, while over 26 developers mention "Powerful" as the leading cause for choosing Octopus Deploy.

Deployer is an open source tool with 6.94K GitHub stars and 986 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Deployer's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Octopus Deploy has a broader approval, being mentioned in 47 company stacks & 15 developers stacks; compared to Deployer, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Deployer
Pros of Octopus Deploy
  • 8
    Simply to use
  • 7
    Easy to customize
  • 6
    Easy setup
  • 30
  • 25
  • 20
    Easy to learn
  • 17
    .Net oriented
  • 14
    Easy to manage releases and rollback
  • 8
    Allows multitenancy
  • 4
    Nice interface

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Cons of Deployer
Cons of Octopus Deploy
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    • 4
      Poor UI
    • 2
      Config & variables not versioned (e.g. in git)
    • 2
      Management of Config

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    What is Deployer?

    A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box

    What is Octopus Deploy?

    Octopus Deploy helps teams to manage releases, automate deployments, and operate applications with automated runbooks. It's free for small teams.

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