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Local virtualisation to test how my frameworks preform in different environments, also main Vagrant provider.
Development test boxes. I dont like virtualbox that much - but for a while it was the only free vmware alternative.
Virtualbox is managed by Vagrant and it sets up a local development environment so that anyone can test their changes before pushing the changes upstream.
All of our local development setups use VirtualBox (through Vagrant) to ensure consistent and identical development setups, freeing us from worrying about configuration inconsistencies.
Used along with
boot2docker to enable containerized development with Docker on OS X.
For running a VM locally with Vagrant. It can be a little irritable, but it's open source and free, so I'm not complaining. I would probably use VMWare, but I don't want to pay for it right now.