Feb 102013
 
Automate Your Development Environment With Vagrant

Vagrant leverages virtualization and automated system configuration to deliver you customized virtual environments for your development projects. With VirtualBox and its comprehensive API under the hood, Vagrant creates and manages custom virtual environments to your exact specification. But wait, we’ve been able to create virtual machines for years. What’s new here? The problem is configuration of a brand new virtual macine for each project is a massive chore, reinstalling all of your dev tools each time sounds like torture, and developers will still each want VMs of different operating systems…what are we solving? Vagrant does it differently. By giving you the option to leverage powerful, proven automated configuration technologies such as Chef or Puppet (as well as your own custom shell scripts, if you like), Vagrant takes the time and tedium out of configuring a virtual environment

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Sep 062010
 
I don't wanna come back down from this cloud...

I’ve never heard the word “cloud” used so much in my life. Indeed, cloud has been a buzzword for a few years now, describing any number of disparate technologies, architectures, and ideologies. But the reality of this next phase in computing, and what this “cloud” will actually become, is coming into focus.

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