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Pallet vs Shipit: What are the differences?

Developers describe Pallet as "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. On the other hand, Shipit is detailed as "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.

Pallet and Shipit can be categorized as "Server Configuration and Automation" tools.

Pallet and Shipit are both open source tools. It seems that Shipit with 4.71K GitHub stars and 199 forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pallet with 802 GitHub stars and 122 GitHub forks.

What is Pallet?

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.

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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              Decisions about Pallet and Shipit
              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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