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Otto vs Vagrant: What are the differences?

What is Otto? Development and Deployment Made Easy. The successor to Vagrant. Otto automatically builds development environments without any configuration; it can detect your project type and has built-in knowledge of industry-standard tools to setup a development environment that is ready to go. When you're ready to deploy, otto builds and manages an infrastructure, sets up servers, builds, and deploys the application.

What is Vagrant? A tool for building and distributing development environments. Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Otto and Vagrant can be categorized as "Virtual Machine Management" tools.

"Vagrant-like" is the primary reason why developers consider Otto over the competitors, whereas "Development environments" was stated as the key factor in picking Vagrant.

Otto and Vagrant are both open source tools. Vagrant with 18.6K GitHub stars and 3.74K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Otto with 4.41K GitHub stars and 252 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Otto
Pros of Vagrant
  • 11
    Vagrant-like
  • 4
    Written in golang
  • 3
    Hashicorp built
  • 352
    Development environments
  • 291
    Simple bootstraping
  • 238
    Free
  • 139
    Boxes
  • 132
    Provisioning
  • 84
    Portable
  • 81
    Synced folders
  • 69
    Reproducible
  • 51
    Ssh
  • 44
    Very flexible
  • 5
    Works well, can be replicated easily with other devs
  • 5
    Easy-to-share, easy-to-version dev configuration
  • 3
    Great
  • 2
    Quick way to get running
  • 2
    Just works
  • 1
    What is vagrant?
  • 1
    Container Friendly
  • 1
    DRY - "Do Not Repeat Yourself"
  • 1
    Good documentation

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Cons of Otto
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    • 2
      Can become v complex w prod. provisioner (Salt, etc.)
    • 2
      Multiple VMs quickly eat up disk space
    • 1
      Development environment that kills your battery

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    What is Otto?

    Otto automatically builds development environments without any configuration; it can detect your project type and has built-in knowledge of industry-standard tools to setup a development environment that is ready to go. When you're ready to deploy, otto builds and manages an infrastructure, sets up servers, builds, and deploys the application.

    What is Vagrant?

    Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

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    What are some alternatives to Otto and Vagrant?
    boot2docker
    boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).
    XenServer
    It is a leading virtualization management platform optimized for application, desktop and server virtualization infrastructures. It is used in the world's largest clouds and enterprises.
    libvirt
    It is an open-source API, daemon and management tool for managing platform virtualization. It can be used to manage KVM, Xen, VMware ESXi, QEMU and other virtualization technologies.
    Azk
    azk lets developers easily and quickly install and configure development environments on their computers.
    PuPHPet
    It is a web application that allows you to easily and quickly generate custom Vagrant and Puppet controlled virtual machines.
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