Vagrant vs. boot2docker

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What is Vagrant?

Vagrant provides the framework and configuration format to create and manage complete portable development environments. These development environments can live on your computer or in the cloud, and are portable between Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

What is boot2docker?

boot2docker is a lightweight Linux distribution based on Tiny Core Linux made specifically to run Docker containers. It runs completely from RAM, weighs ~27MB and boots in ~5s (YMMV).

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Why do developers choose Vagrant?
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Why do developers choose boot2docker?
Why do you like boot2docker?


What are the cons of using Vagrant?
Downsides of Vagrant?

What are the cons of using boot2docker?
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What companies use Vagrant?
1014 companies on StackShare use Vagrant
What companies use boot2docker?
94 companies on StackShare use boot2docker


What tools integrate with Vagrant?
22 tools on StackShare integrate with Vagrant
What tools integrate with boot2docker?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with boot2docker

What are some alternatives to Vagrant and boot2docker?

  • Otto - Development and Deployment Made Easy. The successor to Vagrant
  • Azk - A lightweight open source engine to orchestrate development environments

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