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.
Vagrant is a tool in the Virtual Machine Management category of a tech stack.
Vagrant is an open source tool with 21.5K GitHub stars and 4K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Vagrant's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Vagrant?
1083 companies reportedly use Vagrant in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Shopify, and Robinhood.
6309 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Vagrant.
Docker, Amazon EC2, Kubernetes, VirtualBox, and Microsoft Azure are some of the popular tools that integrate with Vagrant. Here's a list of all 31 tools that integrate with Vagrant.
Pros of Vagrant
Works well, can be replicated easily with other devs
Easy-to-share, easy-to-version dev configuration
Quick way to get running
What is vagrant?
DRY - "Do Not Repeat Yourself"
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- Up And SSH
- Synced Folders
Vagrant Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Vagrant?
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