Stacktape vs. 

Terraform and other low level tools it's usually combined with are made for DevOps and infrastructure experts. Custom infrastructure and DevOps pipelines created around Terraform typically require months of configuration and fine-tuning before they are ready for production.

Stacktape, on the other hand, is a tool made primarily for developers. It can do almost everything that a custom Terraform solution can, but without having to spend months on infrastructure configuration and deployment pipeline setup.

More capabilities

Stacktape handles all of the common tasks required to develop and run cloud applications, including application deployments, packaging, testing, debugging & much more.


Stacktape is made for developers. It does not require DevOps or infrastructure experts to use it.

Visual stack builder

If you don't like writing YAML, Stacktape allows you to configure your stacks using a graphical interface.

Programmatic SDK

Easily build complicated deployment pipelines in your favorite programming language.

VS code extension

Stacktape extension validates and autocompletes your configuration files and comes with a built-in documentation.

Development studio (GUI)

Stacktape development studio makes it easy to debug, test and manage your applications.

Local & Remote development mode

Stacktape allows you to run your workloads locally in the same environment as they run in production. It also allows you to run lambda functions in the cloud with the same experience as running them locally.

Not open-source

Stacktape is a freemium product. While it's not completely free, it comes with a generous free tier that works for small to mid size projects and teams.

Smaller community

Being a new product, Stacktape does not have a large community yet.

AWS only

Stacktape supports only AWS and selected 3rd party providers (such as MongoDb Atlas or Upstash Redis/Kafka).

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