Hubot vs Lita: What are the differences?
What is Hubot? A customizable life embetterment robot. Hubot is a chat bot, modeled after GitHub's Campfire bot, hubot. He's pretty cool. He's extendable with old community scripts, or new community org and your own custom scripts, and can work on many different chat services.
What is Lita? ChatOps for Ruby. Lita is a chat bot written in Ruby with persistent storage provided by Redis. It uses a plugin system to connect to different chat services and to provide new behavior. The plugin system uses the familiar tools of the Ruby ecosystem: RubyGems and Bundler.
Hubot and Lita can be categorized as "ChatOps" tools.
Some of the features offered by Hubot are:
- We ship Hubot with a small group of core scripts: things like posting images, translating languages, and integrating with Google Maps
- Open source, written in CoffeeScript on Node.js
On the other hand, Lita provides the following key features:
- Automate tasks
- Built with Ruby
- Free and open source
"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Hubot over the competitors, whereas "Extendable" was stated as the key factor in picking Lita.
Hubot and Lita are both open source tools. It seems that Hubot with 15K GitHub stars and 3.5K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Lita with 1.55K GitHub stars and 161 GitHub forks.
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We have our own special Hubot instance named kbot, that does everything from reminding us what to do, showing cat and corgi images, and notifying us of system errors.
Hubot does all our deploys, talking to capistrano. Also, it mustaches innocent bystanders occasionally.