Chapter 4Virtual Machines

In this chapter, we’re going to learn about virtualization and why it’s absolutely essential for a quality development experience. We’ll use industry-standard tools such as Vagrant, and talk about ways to make using virtual machines more user-friendly, so that they become more accessible to a wider audience.

I’d still advise reading this chapter even if you’re familiar with virtualization, as it will undoubtedly contain information new to you. It will also explain and demonstrate the virtual box that we’ll be using throughout the remainder of the book.

To use the tools we present in this chapter, you’ll need to install some software on your computer. This software is cross-platform, so there’s a version for your computer ...

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