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Earthly vs Docker Compose: What are the differences?

Earthly: Build anything via containers. It is a build automation tool for the post-container era. It allows you to execute all your builds in containers. This makes them self-contained, reproducible, portable and parallel. You can use it to create Docker images and artifacts (eg binaries, packages, arbitrary files); Docker Compose: Define and run multi-container applications with Docker. With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

Earthly and Docker Compose can be categorized as "Container" tools.

Docker Compose is an open source tool with 20.8K GitHub stars and 3.4K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Docker Compose's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Docker Compose
Pros of Earthly
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    Multi-container descriptor
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    Fast development environment setup
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    Easy linking of containers
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    Simple yaml configuration
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    Easy setup
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    Yml or yaml format
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    Use Standard Docker API
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    Open source
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    Go from template to application in minutes
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    Can choose Discovery Backend
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    Kubernetes integration
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    Easy configuration
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    Scalable
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    Quick and easy
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    Cons of Docker Compose
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      Tied to single machine
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      Still very volatile, changing syntax often
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      What is Docker Compose?

      With Compose, you define a multi-container application in a single file, then spin your application up in a single command which does everything that needs to be done to get it running.

      What is Earthly?

      It is a build automation tool for the post-container era. It allows you to execute all your builds in containers. This makes them self-contained, reproducible, portable and parallel. You can use it to create Docker images and artifacts (eg binaries, packages, arbitrary files).

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