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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
  • Extensible

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.

What is Hubot?

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?

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.
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      What are some alternatives to Hubot and Lita?
      Botkit
      Botkit designed to ease the process of designing and running useful, creative bots that live inside Slack, Facebook Messenger and other messaging platforms.
      Errbot
      The main use is to make it easy for you to write your own plugins so you can make it do whatever you want: a deployment, retrieving some information online, trigger a tool via an API.
      Sequel
      It is a simple, flexible, and powerful SQL database access toolkit for Ruby. It includes a comprehensive ORM layer for mapping records to Ruby objects and handling associated records.
      HubCommander
      HubCommander provides a chat-ops means for managing GitHub organizations. It creates a simple way to perform privileged GitHub organization management tasks without granting administrative or owner privileges to your GitHub organization members.
      Pagerbot
      Pagerbot is a bot that makes managing PagerDuty on-call schedules easier. It currently supports IRC and slack, and can be easily deployed to heroku.
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      Avatar of Kalibrr
      Kalibrr uses HubotHubot

      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.

      Avatar of LinkORB
      LinkORB uses HubotHubot

      Hubot does all our deploys, talking to capistrano. Also, it mustaches innocent bystanders occasionally.

      Avatar of cslasher
      cslasher uses HubotHubot

      Integrated well with slack adapter.

      Avatar of Myungseo Kang
      Myungseo Kang uses HubotHubot

      For slackbot in my company

      Avatar of Darren Buse
      Darren Buse uses HubotHubot

      Someone to talk to :)

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