What is Fabric?

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.
Fabric is a tool in the Server Configuration and Automation category of a tech stack.
Fabric is an open source tool with 12.5K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Fabric's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Fabric?

Companies
183 companies reportedly use Fabric in their tech stacks, including Instagram, Robinhood, and Coursera.

Developers
194 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Fabric.

Fabric Integrations

Fabric's Features

  • Lets you execute arbitrary Python functions via the command line
  • Library of subroutines (built on top of a lower-level library) to make executing shell commands over SSH easy and Pythonic

Fabric Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Fabric?
Ansible
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.
Azure Service Fabric
Azure Service Fabric is a distributed systems platform that makes it easy to package, deploy, and manage scalable and reliable microservices. Service Fabric addresses the significant challenges in developing and managing cloud apps.
Kubernetes
Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers. It handles scheduling onto nodes in a compute cluster and actively manages workloads to ensure that their state matches the users declared intentions.
Liquid
It is an open-source template language written in Ruby. It is the backbone of Shopify themes and is used to load dynamic content on storefronts. It is safe, customer facing template language for flexible web apps.
Forge
Fastest possible way to host lighting-fast static websites for small businesses, web startups, and app developers.
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Fabric's Followers
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