Fabric.js vs Kiali: What are the differences?
Developers describe Fabric.js as "The easiest way to work with HTML5 canvas". It provides interactive object model on top of canvas element. Fabric also has SVG-to-canvas (and canvas-to-SVG) parser. Using Fabric.js, you can create and populate objects on canvas; objects like simple geometrical shapes. On the other hand, Kiali is detailed as "Service mesh observability and configuration". It is an observability console for Istio with service mesh configuration capabilities. It helps you to understand the structure of your service mesh by inferring the topology, and also provides the health of your mesh.
Fabric.js can be classified as a tool in the "Languages" category, while Kiali is grouped under "Monitoring Tools".
Some of the features offered by Fabric.js are:
- Cross-browser Fast
- Encapsulated in one object
- No browser sniffing for critical functionality
On the other hand, Kiali provides the following key features:
- Weighted Routing Wizard
- Matching Routing Wizard
- Suspend Traffic Wizard
Fabric.js is an open source tool with 13.3K GitHub stars and 2.14K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Fabric.js's open source repository on GitHub.