appendix c: Getting started with Vagrant

Vagrant is an open source software product for building and running virtual machines. You can use it to simulate a production environment or test your code on various operating systems. It’s also a great way to try out new software in an environment that’s isolated from your development workstation.


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Installing VirtualBox

First, you must install VirtualBox. This is the software that runs the virtual machine within your regular computer (the host). You can download it from the VirtualBox download page at

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