Creating Development Environments with Vagrant

Creating Development Environments with Vagrant

by Michael Peacock


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Creating Development Environments with Vagrant by Michael Peacock

Vagrant is a tool for building complete development environments. With an easy-to-use workflow and focus on automation, Vagrant lowers development environment setup time, increases development/production parity, and makes the "it works on my machine" excuse a thing of the past.

"Creating Development Environments with Vagrant" is a practical, hands-on guide that walks you through the functionality of Vagrant, Puppet, and Chef to create powerful and flexible virtual development environments. Create your own virtualization environments containing configurations for different projects so that you can simulate complicated environments that can be easily shared with colleagues to get your projects up and running quickly and effortlessly.

"Creating Development Environments with Vagrant" starts with an introduction to virtualization and the concepts behind it, why it's useful, and an overview of the architecture of Vagrant. We will learn to install Vagrant and get to know its prerequisites. Covering provisioning scripts with Puppet and Chef, learning to use them independently as well as with Vagrant to create a powerful combination.

If you want to locally test your projects, juggle multiple projects running on different versions of software, easily share technology requirement changes with colleagues, and, most importantly, want to perform all these tasks efficiently, then this book is for you.

"Creating Development Environments with Vagrant" will take you from a virtualization novice to running all of your projects across your team in robust, isolated virtual development environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849519182
Publisher: Packt Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2013
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Michael Peacock is an experienced senior/lead developer and Zend Certified Engineer from Newcastle, UK, with a degree in Software Engineering from the University of Durham. After spending a number of years running his own web agency, managing the development team and working for Smith Electric Vehicles on developing their web-based vehicle telematics platform, he currently serves as CTO for Ground Six, an ambitious tech company, leading the development team and managing the software development processes.

He is the author of Drupal 7 Social Networking, PHP 5 Social Networking, PHP 5 E-Commerce Development, Drupal 6 Social Networking, Selling Online with Drupal e-Commerce, and Building Websites with TYPO3. Other publications Michael has been involved in include Mobile Web Development, Drupal for Education and E-Learning, and Jenkins Continuous Integration Cookbook, for which he acted as a technical reviewer. Michael has also presented at a number of user groups and conferences including PHP UK conference, Dutch PHP conference, ConFoo, PHPNE, PHPNW, and CloudConnect.

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