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BrowserSync vs Salt: What are the differences?

Developers describe BrowserSync as "Reload all your browsers, every time you hit save". BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free. On the other hand, Salt is detailed as "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..

BrowserSync and Salt are primarily classified as "Live Reloading" and "Server Configuration and Automation" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by BrowserSync are:

  • Interaction sync
  • File sync
  • URL history

On the other hand, Salt provides the following key features:

  • Remote execution is the core function of Salt. Running pre-defined or arbitrary commands on remote hosts.
  • Salt modules are the core of remote execution. They provide functionality such as installing packages, restarting a service, running a remote command, transferring files, and infinitely more
  • Building on the remote execution core is a robust and flexible configuration management framework. Execution happens on the minions allowing effortless, simultaneous configuration of tens of thousands of hosts.

BrowserSync and Salt are both open source tools. It seems that Salt with 11.7K GitHub stars and 5.08K forks on GitHub has more adoption than BrowserSync with 11.4K GitHub stars and 749 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Salt has a broader approval, being mentioned in 145 company stacks & 226 developers stacks; compared to BrowserSync, which is listed in 17 company stacks and 97 developer stacks.

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Pros of BrowserSync
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      Flexible
    • 30
      Easy
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      Remote execution
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      Enormously flexible
    • 12
      Great plugin API
    • 10
      Python
    • 5
      Extensible
    • 3
      Scalable
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      nginx
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      Vagrant provisioner
    • 1
      HipChat
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      Best IaaC
    • 1
      Automatisation
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      Parallel Execution

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    Cons of BrowserSync
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        Bloated
      • 1
        Dangerous
      • 1
        No immutable infrastructure

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      What is BrowserSync?

      BrowserSync makes your tweaking and testing faster by synchronising file changes and interactions across multiple devices. It’s wicked-fast and totally free.

      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.

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