Fabric vs Mina: What are the differences?
Fabric: Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment. Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.; Mina: Really fast deployer and server automation tool. Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead.
Fabric and Mina can be categorized as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.
"Python" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Fabric, while over 5 developers mention "Easy, fast and light weight" as the leading cause for choosing Mina.
Fabric and Mina are both open source tools. Fabric with 11.4K GitHub stars and 1.73K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Mina with 4.05K GitHub stars and 453 GitHub forks.
Instagram, Coursera, and Robinhood are some of the popular companies that use Fabric, whereas Mina is used by Master Of Code Global, deppbot, and Bivee. Fabric has a broader approval, being mentioned in 147 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Mina, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 9 developer stacks.
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We use Fabric for automating deployment and maintenance tasks: bootstrapping and updating application servers (using the "rolling update" pattern), pulling logs from the servers, running manage.py maintenance commands.
Automate everything! I have fabfiles for testing, bootstrapping, deployment, and building. Easy to customize and its pure python.