Docker vs Fabric: What are the differences?
What is Docker? Enterprise Container Platform for High-Velocity Innovation. 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.
What is Fabric? Simple, Pythonic remote execution and deployment. 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..
Docker belongs to "Virtual Machine Platforms & Containers" category of the tech stack, while Fabric can be primarily classified under "Server Configuration and Automation".
"Rapid integration and build up" is the primary reason why developers consider Docker over the competitors, whereas "Python" was stated as the key factor in picking Fabric.
Docker and Fabric are both open source tools. Docker with 54K GitHub stars and 15.6K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Fabric with 11.4K GitHub stars and 1.73K GitHub forks.
According to the StackShare community, Docker has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3526 company stacks & 3446 developers stacks; compared to Fabric, which is listed in 147 company stacks and 38 developer stacks.
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