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A remote server automation and deployment tool written in Ruby

What is Capistrano?

Capistrano is a remote server automation tool. It supports the scripting and execution of arbitrary tasks, and includes a set of sane-default deployment workflows.
Capistrano is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.
Capistrano is an open source tool with 12.7K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Capistrano's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Capistrano?

373 companies reportedly use Capistrano in their tech stacks, including Accenture, Fiverr, and E-Commerce.

596 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Capistrano.

Capistrano Integrations

Datadog, Rollbar, Codeship, Zulip, and Flowdock are some of the popular tools that integrate with Capistrano. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Capistrano.
Pros of Capistrano
Automated deployment with several custom recipes
Release-folders with symlinks
Multistage deployment
Cryptic syntax
Integrated rollback
Supports aws

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Capistrano's Features

  • Reliably deploy web application to any number of machines simultaneously, in sequence or as a rolling set
  • Automate audits of any number of machines (checking login logs, enumerating uptimes, and/or applying security patches)
  • Script arbitrary workflows over SSH
  • Automate common tasks in software teams
  • Drive infrastructure provisioning tools such as chef-solo, Ansible or similar

Capistrano Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Capistrano?
Fabric is a Python (2.5-2.7) library and command-line tool for streamlining the use of SSH for application deployment or systems administration tasks. It provides a basic suite of operations for executing local or remote shell commands (normally or via sudo) and uploading/downloading files, as well as auxiliary functionality such as prompting the running user for input, or aborting execution.
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.
The Docker Platform is the industry-leading container platform for continuous, high-velocity innovation, enabling organizations to seamlessly build and share any application — from legacy to what comes next — and securely run them anywhere
Ansible is an IT automation tool. It can configure systems, deploy software, and orchestrate more advanced IT tasks such as continuous deployments or zero downtime rolling updates. Ansible’s goals are foremost those of simplicity and maximum ease of use.
Chef enables you to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions. Freely move applications and configurations from one cloud to another. Chef is integrated with all major cloud providers including Amazon EC2, VMWare, IBM Smartcloud, Rackspace, OpenStack, Windows Azure, HP Cloud, Google Compute Engine, Joyent Cloud and others.
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