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Docker Compose vs Habitus: What are the differences?

Developers describe Docker Compose as "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. On the other hand, Habitus is detailed as "A Build Flow Tool for Docker". Habitus is a standalone build flow tool for Docker. It’s a command line tool that builds Docker images based on their Dockerfile and a build.yml. This is particularly useful if your code is in compiled languages like Java or Go or if you need to use secrets like SSH keys during the build.

Docker Compose and Habitus can be primarily classified as "Container" tools.

Docker Compose and Habitus are both open source tools. It seems that Docker Compose with 16.4K GitHub stars and 2.52K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Habitus with 972 GitHub stars and 80 GitHub forks.

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 Habitus?

Habitus is a standalone build flow tool for Docker. It’s a command line tool that builds Docker images based on their Dockerfile and a build.yml. This is particularly useful if your code is in compiled languages like Java or Go or if you need to use secrets like SSH keys during the build.
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      What are some alternatives to Docker Compose and Habitus?
      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.
      Docker
      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
      Docker Swarm
      Swarm serves the standard Docker API, so any tool which already communicates with a Docker daemon can use Swarm to transparently scale to multiple hosts: Dokku, Compose, Krane, Deis, DockerUI, Shipyard, Drone, Jenkins... and, of course, the Docker client itself.
      Helm
      Helm is the best way to find, share, and use software built for Kubernetes.
      Ansible
      Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
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      Decisions about Docker Compose and Habitus
      Sebastian Gębski
      Sebastian Gębski
      CTO at Shedul/Fresha · | 6 upvotes · 49K views
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      Amazon RDS
      Amazon RDS
      Amazon S3
      Amazon S3
      Amazon EKS
      Amazon EKS
      Amazon EC2
      Amazon EC2
      Ansible
      Ansible
      Terraform
      Terraform
      Kubernetes
      Kubernetes
      Docker Compose
      Docker Compose
      Docker
      Docker

      Heroku was a decent choice to start a business, but at some point our platform was too big, too complex & too heterogenic, so Heroku started to be a constraint, not a benefit. First, we've started containerizing our apps with Docker to eliminate "works in my machine" syndrome & uniformize the environment setup. The first orchestration was composed with Docker Compose , but at some point it made sense to move it to Kubernetes. Fortunately, we've made a very good technical decision when starting our work with containers - all the container configuration & provisions HAD (since the beginning) to be done in code (Infrastructure as Code) - we've used Terraform & Ansible for that (correspondingly). This general trend of containerisation was accompanied by another, parallel & equally big project: migrating environments from Heroku to AWS: using Amazon EC2 , Amazon EKS, Amazon S3 & Amazon RDS.

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      Recently I have been working on an open source stack to help people consolidate their personal health data in a single database so that AI and analytics apps can be run against it to find personalized treatments. We chose to go with a #containerized approach leveraging Docker #containers with a local development environment setup with Docker Compose and nginx for container routing. For the production environment we chose to pull code from GitHub and build/push images using Jenkins and using Kubernetes to deploy to Amazon EC2.

      We also implemented a dashboard app to handle user authentication/authorization, as well as a custom SSO server that runs on Heroku which allows experts to easily visit more than one instance without having to login repeatedly. The #Backend was implemented using my favorite #Stack which consists of FeathersJS on top of Node.js and ExpressJS with PostgreSQL as the main database. The #Frontend was implemented using React, Redux.js, Semantic UI React and the FeathersJS client. Though testing was light on this project, we chose to use AVA as well as ESLint to keep the codebase clean and consistent.

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      Chris Saylor uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

      Since our production deployment makes use of the Convox platform, we use this to describe the containers to be deployed via Convox to AWS ECS.

      We also use this for our local dev environment (previously used vagrant with chef).

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      Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

      Aside from our Minecraft-infrastructure, we compose it with ... Docker Compose! (kinda obious, eh .. ?) This includes for example the web-services, aswell as the monitoring and mail-infrastructure.

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      sapslaj uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

      Docker Compose is just another part of my "infrastructure as code" initiative and allows me to build isolated pieces of systems with their own volumes and networks.

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      Sathish N uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

      Our application will consist of several containers each communicating with each other. Using docker-compose, we can orchestrate several containers at once.

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      Curabase uses Docker ComposeDocker Compose

      The core tech in ACS (Azure Container Services) we spin up a Kubernetes cluster and deploy our app into staging and production environments here.

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