Fabric vs TestFairy: 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.; TestFairy: Painless Beta Testing. When testing apps in the crowd, you never know what exactly was done, and what went wrong on the client side. TestFairy shows you a video of the exact test that was done, including CPU, memory, GPS, network and a lot more.
Fabric can be classified as a tool in the "Server Configuration and Automation" category, while TestFairy is grouped under "Beta Testing / Mobile App Distribution".
"Python" is the top reason why over 19 developers like Fabric, while over 7 developers mention "Get video rec of the user on your app" as the leading cause for choosing TestFairy.
Fabric is an open source tool with 11.4K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fabric's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Fabric has a broader approval, being mentioned in 147 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to TestFairy, which is listed in 7 company stacks and 4 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.