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Salt vs Shipit: What are the differences?

What is Salt? Fast, scalable and flexible software for data center automation. Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more..

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.

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

Salt and Shipit are both open source tools. Salt with 10.1K GitHub stars and 4.59K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Shipit with 4.71K GitHub stars and 199 GitHub forks.

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Pros of Salt
Pros of Shipit
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    Flexible
  • 30
    Easy
  • 27
    Remote execution
  • 24
    Enormously flexible
  • 12
    Great plugin API
  • 9
    Python
  • 5
    Extensible
  • 3
    Scalable
  • 2
    nginx
  • 1
    Vagrant provisioner
  • 1
    HipChat
  • 1
    Best IaaC
  • 1
    Automatisation
  • 1
    Parallel Execution
  • 1
    Great configuration
  • 1
    Agentless
  • 1
    Simple

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Cons of Salt
Cons of Shipit
  • 1
    Bloated
  • 1
    Dangerous
  • 1
    No immutable infrastructure
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    What is Salt?

    Salt is a new approach to infrastructure management. Easy enough to get running in minutes, scalable enough to manage tens of thousands of servers, and fast enough to communicate with them in seconds. Salt delivers a dynamic communication bus for infrastructures that can be used for orchestration, remote execution, configuration management and much more.

    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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