We understand that spin isn't the first tool on the planet that solves the pain of managing development environments. Here is how it compares:
We love Laravel Sail, but it focuses specifically on development. Sail uses Docker, but you won't be able to run Sail's configurations in production.
Although spin is not specifically designed for production (read more), Spin enables the system administrator to easily re-use the configurations of Spin in production if you use Docker Swarm.
You should consider
spin over Laravel Sail if:
- You want your production environment and development environment to be 100% the same
- You want to use
spinon other projects that do not use PHP or Laravel
- Vagrant is intended for development machines only
- Vagrant is pretty heavy when it comes to image size and performance requirements
MAMP & MAMP PRO
- You would never run MAMP in production
Kubernetes is great, but over complicated for most apps. If you need greater than 99.999% uptime (and it makes business sense to pay the price for that uptime), then Kubernetes might be a great fit for you.