Develop Efficiently - Wherever You Need To
Chris Putnam | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 10, 2017

Develop Efficiently - Wherever You Need To

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Vagrant

Vagrant provides a framework and automation tools to deploy virtual machines for local development of many sites and applications. This allows safer development and testing, and can be more efficient with the use of local resources and 0 network latency. In tandem with other tools, such as version control and deployment tools, Vagrant is a popular part of many development tool-sets.
  • Automation of virtual machine management tasks
  • Configuration of local development environment
  • Documentation
  • Support minimal - technical expertise required
  • Improved local development efficiency
  • Lower site impact due to development
  • More efficient low-impact testing
There's not much that I'm aware of that really does exactly what Vagrant does. Many of its tasks could be accomplished manually or via custom scripts. However, with Vagrant, automation is within easy grasp as well as a large community of experts who have pre-built solutions that are available for free use.
If you have a technical expert or if a pre-built box or configuration wizard can meet your needs, Vagrant is a great fit. Even an expert could find it time-consuming to start with Vagrant and related technologies from scratch, so starting from a pre-built environment is highly recommended. Finding an appropriate box will be more or less common depending on your technology stack. LAMP is common as are many Node stacks.