Azure DevOps vs Chef: What are the differences?
Azure DevOps: Services for teams to share code, track work, and ship software. Azure DevOps provides unlimited private Git hosting, cloud build for continuous integration, agile planning, and release management for continuous delivery to the cloud and on-premises. Includes broad IDE support; Chef: Build, destroy and rebuild servers on any public or private cloud. 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.
Azure DevOps belongs to "Project Management" category of the tech stack, while Chef can be primarily classified under "Server Configuration and Automation".
Some of the features offered by Azure DevOps are:
- Agile Tools: kanban boards, backlogs, scrum boards
- Reporting: dashboards, widgets, Power BI
- Git: free private repositories, pull requests
On the other hand, Chef provides the following key features:
- Access to 800+ Reusable Cookbooks
- Integration with Leading Cloud Providers
- Enterprise Platform Support including Windows and Solaris
"Complete and powerful" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Azure DevOps, while over 104 developers mention "Dynamic and idempotent server configuration" as the leading cause for choosing Chef.
Chef is an open source tool with 5.86K GitHub stars and 2.36K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Chef's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Chef has a broader approval, being mentioned in 359 company stacks & 80 developers stacks; compared to Azure DevOps, which is listed in 79 company stacks and 68 developer stacks.
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