Mina vs Pallet: What are the differences?
Mina: Really fast deployer and server automation tool. Mina works really fast because it's a deploy Bash script generator. It generates an entire procedure as a Bash script and runs it remotely in the server. Compare this to the likes of Vlad or Capistrano, where each command is run separately on their own SSH sessions. Mina only creates one SSH session per deploy, minimizing the SSH connection overhead; Pallet: Automates controlling and provisioning cloud server instances. DevOps for the JVM. The machines being managed require no special dependencies to be installed. As long as they have bash and ssh running, they can be used with pallet. Pallet has no central server to set up and maintain - it simply runs on demand. You can run it from anywhere, even over a remote REPL connection.
Mina and Pallet belong to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Mina are:
- Safe deploys. New releases are built on a temp folder. If the deploy script fails at any point, the build is deleted and it’d be as if nothing happened.
- Locks. Deploy scripts rely on a lockfile ensuring only one deploy can happen at a time.
- Works with anything. While Mina is built with Rails projects it mind, it can be used on just about any type of project deployable via SSH, Ruby or not.
On the other hand, Pallet provides the following key features:
- Everything in Version Control
- Jar File Distribution of Crates
- Provisioning, Configuration and Administration
Mina and Pallet are both open source tools. It seems that Mina with 4.05K GitHub stars and 453 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pallet with 802 GitHub stars and 122 GitHub forks.