Mitchell Hashimoto

Repeatable Development Environments with Vagrant

Introducing a common configuration format and workflow

As the number of developers on a project, the number of projects in an organization, or the complexity of a single project increases, it also becomes increasingly difficult to keep development environments operational. From changing dependencies and differing server versions to developers running completely different operating systems, keeping the process of getting a running development environment sane and repeatable is non-trivial.

Vagrant solves all of this by introducing a common configuration format and workflow for describing and building development environments repeatably across Mac OS X, Windows, or Linux.

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