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Fabric vs Shipit: What are the differences?

Developers describe Fabric as "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.. On the other hand, Shipit is detailed as "Pure JavaScript deployment tool used by Ghost blogging platform". Shipit is an automation engine and a deployment tool written for node / iojs. Shipit was built to be a Capistrano alternative for people who don't know ruby, or who experienced some issues with it. If you want to write tasks in JavaScript and enjoy the node ecosystem, Shipit is also for you.

Fabric and Shipit can be categorized as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.

Fabric and Shipit are both open source tools. Fabric with 11.4K GitHub stars and 1.73K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Shipit with 4.71K GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.

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 Shipit?

Shipit is an automation engine and a deployment tool written for node / iojs. Shipit was built to be a Capistrano alternative for people who don't know ruby, or who experienced some issues with it. If you want to write tasks in JavaScript and enjoy the node ecosystem, Shipit is also for you.
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        What are some alternatives to Fabric and Shipit?
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        Chef
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        Decisions about Fabric and Shipit
        Kir Shatrov
        Kir Shatrov
        Production Engineer at Shopify | 13 upvotes 65.8K views
        atShopifyShopify
        kubernetes-deploy
        kubernetes-deploy
        Shipit
        Shipit
        Heroku
        Heroku
        Capistrano
        Capistrano
        #BuildTestDeploy
        #ContainerTools
        #ApplicationHosting
        #PlatformAsAService

        Shipit, our deployment tool, is at the heart of Continuous Delivery at Shopify. Shipit is an orchestrator that runs and tracks progress of any deploy script that you provide for a project. It supports deploying to Rubygems, Pip, Heroku and Capistrano out of the box. For us, it's mostly kubernetes-deploy or Capistrano for legacy projects.

        We use a slightly tweaked GitHub flow, with feature development going in branches and the master branch being the source of truth for the state of things in production. When your PR is ready, you add it to the Merge Queue in ShipIt. The idea behind the Merge Queue is to control the rate of code that is being merged to master branch. In the busy hours, we have many developers who want to merge the PRs, but at the same time we don't want to introduce too many changes to the system at the same time. Merge Queue limits deploys to 5-10 commits at a time, which makes it easier to identify issues and roll back in case we notice any unexpected behaviour after the deploy.

        We use a browser extension to make Merge Queue play nicely with the Merge button on GitHub:

        Both Shipit and kubernetes-deploy are open source, and we've heard quite a few success stories from companies who have adopted our flow.

        #BuildTestDeploy #ContainerTools #ApplicationHosting #PlatformAsAService

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        Avatar of P膿teris Caune
        P膿teris 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.

        Avatar of Alec Cunningham
        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.

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        Veggie Sailor uses FabricFabric

        Almost everything ;) Deployment etc

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        InstaGIS uses FabricFabric

        Command line deploys

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