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Mina vs Shipit: What are the differences?

What is 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.

What is Shipit? Pure JavaScript deployment tool used by Ghost blogging platform. Shipit is an automation engine and a deployment tool written for node / iojs. Shipit was built to be a Capistrano alternative for people who don't know ruby, or who experienced some issues with it. If you want to write tasks in JavaScript and enjoy the node ecosystem, Shipit is also for you.

Mina and Shipit belong to "Server Configuration and Automation" category of the tech stack.

Mina and Shipit are both open source tools. Shipit with 4.71K GitHub stars and 199 forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Mina with 4.05K GitHub stars and 453 GitHub forks.

What is Mina?

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.

What is Shipit?

Shipit is an automation engine and a deployment tool written for node / iojs. Shipit was built to be a Capistrano alternative for people who don't know ruby, or who experienced some issues with it. If you want to write tasks in JavaScript and enjoy the node ecosystem, Shipit is also for you.
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          Kir Shatrov
          Kir Shatrov
          Production Engineer at Shopify | 13 upvotes 64.1K views
          atShopifyShopify
          kubernetes-deploy
          kubernetes-deploy
          Shipit
          Shipit
          Heroku
          Heroku
          Capistrano
          Capistrano
          #BuildTestDeploy
          #ContainerTools
          #ApplicationHosting
          #PlatformAsAService

          Shipit, our deployment tool, is at the heart of Continuous Delivery at Shopify. Shipit is an orchestrator that runs and tracks progress of any deploy script that you provide for a project. It supports deploying to Rubygems, Pip, Heroku and Capistrano out of the box. For us, it's mostly kubernetes-deploy or Capistrano for legacy projects.

          We use a slightly tweaked GitHub flow, with feature development going in branches and the master branch being the source of truth for the state of things in production. When your PR is ready, you add it to the Merge Queue in ShipIt. The idea behind the Merge Queue is to control the rate of code that is being merged to master branch. In the busy hours, we have many developers who want to merge the PRs, but at the same time we don't want to introduce too many changes to the system at the same time. Merge Queue limits deploys to 5-10 commits at a time, which makes it easier to identify issues and roll back in case we notice any unexpected behaviour after the deploy.

          We use a browser extension to make Merge Queue play nicely with the Merge button on GitHub:

          Both Shipit and kubernetes-deploy are open source, and we've heard quite a few success stories from companies who have adopted our flow.

          #BuildTestDeploy #ContainerTools #ApplicationHosting #PlatformAsAService

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