Chef Habitat Alternatives

    Chef Habitat is described as 'Automation that travels with the app. Chef Habitat allows any app to be independent of any particular infrastructure environment, like containers or PaaS' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Chef Habitat for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Online / Web-based and BSD. The best alternative is Homebrew, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Chef Habitat are Vagrant (Free, Open Source), Kubernetes (Free, Open Source), Flatpak (Free, Open Source) and BitNami Application Stacks (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 15, 2020

    1. The missing package manager for macOS (or Linux).
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • VirtualBox
      • VMware Workstation
      • VMware Fusion
      • FreeBSD
      Create and manage virtualized development environments. Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments.


    2. Kubernetes is an open source orchestration system for Docker containers.
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    3. Distributing applications on Linux is a pain: different distributions in multiple versions, each with their own versions of libraries and packaging formats. Flatpak is here to change all that.
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    4. BitNami Stacks make it incredibly easy to deploy your favorite open source software. BitNami Stacks include an open source application and all of the other software necessary to run it, such as Apache, MySQL, PHP or Ruby.


    5. Snaps are software packages that are simple to create and install. They auto-update and are safe to run. And because they bundle their dependencies, they work on all major Linux systems without modification.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Solaris
      Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, and integration with native platform package managers.
    6. Homebrew-cask provides a friendly homebrew-style CLI workflow for the administration of Mac applications distributed as binaries. It's implemented as a homebrew external command called cask.
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    7. Using AppImageKit you can package desktop applications as AppImages that run on common Linux-based operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian and derivatives.
    8. Docker Swarm is native clustering for Docker. It allows you create and access to a pool of Docker hosts using the full suite of Docker tools.
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