Locally, kickstart files aren't really practical, and they're not quick to work with. We need something that can be set up quickly and easily, but which is also very powerful.

Enter Vagrant.

Developed by Hashicorp as an open source piece of software, Vagrant can be used for automatically provisioning VMs, and even whole development environments. 

Typically, somewhere, you might find a Vagrantfile (the name of the core Vagrant... file...) is in a repository of some in-house application.

The developers working on the application pull down the repository to their local machine, and use the Vagrant configuration file to spin up a local development environment, which they can then use to test code changes or feature additions without utilizing ...

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