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Perforce vs Varnish: What are the differences?

Developers describe Perforce as "Self-hosted Version Control Software". Visibility, access control, workflow and code management for Git environments. Flexibility of collaborating on the same codebase and code reviews using any combination of Perforce and Git workflows and tools without compromise. On the other hand, Varnish is detailed as "High-performance HTTP accelerator". Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.

Perforce can be classified as a tool in the "Code Collaboration & Version Control" category, while Varnish is grouped under "Web Cache".

"Great for Enterprise level use" is the primary reason why developers consider Perforce over the competitors, whereas "High-performance" was stated as the key factor in picking Varnish.

Varnish is an open source tool with 908 GitHub stars and 216 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Varnish's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of Varnish
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    Powerful
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    Great for Enterprise level use
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    Robust
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    Scalable
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    High-performance
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    Very Fast
  • 57
    Very Stable
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    Very Robust
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    HTTP reverse proxy
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    Open Source
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    Web application accelerator
  • 11
    Easy to config
  • 5
    Widely Used
  • 4
    Great community
  • 2
    Essential software for HTTP

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What is Perforce?

Visibility, access control, workflow and code management for Git environments. Flexibility of collaborating on the same codebase and code reviews using any combination of Perforce and Git workflows and tools without compromise.

What is Varnish?

Varnish Cache is a web application accelerator also known as a caching HTTP reverse proxy. You install it in front of any server that speaks HTTP and configure it to cache the contents. Varnish Cache is really, really fast. It typically speeds up delivery with a factor of 300 - 1000x, depending on your architecture.

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