What is Deployer?
A deployment tool written in PHP with support for popular frameworks out of the box
Deployer is a tool in the Continuous Deployment category of a tech stack.
Deployer is an open source tool with 9K GitHub stars and 1.3K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Deployer's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Deployer?
18 companies reportedly use Deployer in their tech stacks, including Evergreenteam stack, Nuxeo, and Radiotalk.
33 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Deployer.
PHP, Slack, WordPress, CloudFlare, and Laravel are some of the popular tools that integrate with Deployer. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with Deployer.
Pros of Deployer
Simply to use
Easy to customize
- Simple setup process and a minimal learning curve
- Ready to use recipes for most frameworks
- Parallel execution without extensions
- Something went wrong? Rollback to the previous release
- Agentless, it's just SSH
- Zero downtime deployments
Deployer Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Deployer?
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