Kubernetes vs Tower: What are the differences?
Developers describe Kubernetes as "Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops". Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions. On the other hand, Tower is detailed as "The most powerful Git client for Mac & Windows". Use all of Git's powerful feature set - in a GUI that makes you more productive.
Kubernetes and Tower are primarily classified as "Container" and "Source Code Management Desktop Apps" tools respectively.
Some of the features offered by Kubernetes are:
- Lightweight, simple and accessible
- Built for a multi-cloud world, public, private or hybrid
- Highly modular, designed so that all of its components are easily swappable
On the other hand, Tower provides the following key features:
- Clone & create repos with a click - Manage your GitHub, Bitbucket & Beanstalk accounts from within Tower
- Open repos quickly - Tower's "Quick Open" dialog finds and opens repositories in no time
- Automate the boring stuff - Fetching and stashing are automatically done for you, if you wish
"Leading docker container management solution" is the primary reason why developers consider Kubernetes over the competitors, whereas "Git" was stated as the key factor in picking Tower.
Kubernetes is an open source tool with 55.1K GitHub stars and 19.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Kubernetes's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Kubernetes has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1046 company stacks & 1096 developers stacks; compared to Tower, which is listed in 31 company stacks and 16 developer stacks.
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