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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.

What is Fabric?

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.

What is Mina?

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.

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        Azure Service Fabric
        Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.
        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.
        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.
        Chef
        Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
        Capistrano
        Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
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        Avatar of Pēteris Caune
        Pēteris Caune uses FabricFabric

        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.

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        Alec Cunningham uses FabricFabric

        Automate everything! I have fabfiles for testing, bootstrapping, deployment, and building. Easy to customize and its pure python.

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        Undisclosed, Do Not Contact or Spam Please uses FabricFabric

        App beta deployment and crash logging.

        Avatar of Veggie Sailor
        Veggie Sailor uses FabricFabric

        Almost everything ;) Deployment etc

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        eGotickets uses MinaMina

        Simple, Fast, minimal deployment

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        InstaGIS uses FabricFabric

        Command line deploys

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