Note : This course is built on top of the "Real World Vagrant For Distributed Computing - Toyin Akin" course
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technology are a hot and highly valuable skill to have – and this
course will teach you how to quickly create a distributed environment
for you to deploy these technologies on.
A combination of VirtualBox and Vagrant will transform your desktop
machine into a virtual cluster. However this needs to be configured
correctly. Simply enabling multinode within Vagrant is not good enough.
It needs to be tuned. Developers and Operators within large enterprises,
including investment banks, all use Vagrant to simulate Production
After all, if you are developing against or operating a distributed
environment, it needs to be tested. Tested in terms of code deployed and
the deployment code itself.
You'll learn the same techniques these enterprise guys use on your own Microsoft Windows computer/laptop.
Vagrant provides easy to configure, reproducible, and portable work
environments built on top of industry-standard technology and controlled
by a single consistent workflow to help maximize the productivity and
flexibility of you and your team.
This course will use VirtualBox to carve out your virtual
environment. However the same skills learned with Vagrant can be used to
provision virtual machines on VMware, AWS, or any other provider.
If you are a developer,
this course will help you will isolate dependencies and their
configuration within a single disposable, consistent environment,
without sacrificing any of the tools you are used to working with
(editors, browsers, debuggers, etc.). Once you or someone else creates a
single Vagrantfile, you just need to vagrant up and everything is
installed and configured for you to work. Other members of your team
create their development environments from the same configuration. Say
goodbye to "works on my machine" bugs.
If you are an operations engineer,
this course will help you build a disposable environment and consistent
workflow for developing and testing infrastructure management scripts.
You can quickly test your deployment scripts and more using local
virtualization such as VirtualBox or VMware. (VirtualBox for this
course). Ditch your custom scripts to recycle EC2 instances, stop
juggling SSH prompts to various machines, and start using Vagrant to
bring sanity to your life.
If you are a designer, this course will
help you with distributed installation of software in order for you to
focus on doing what you do best: design. Once a developer configures
Vagrant, you do not need to worry about how to get that software running
ever again. No more bothering other developers to help you fix your
environment so you can test designs. Just check out the code, vagrant
up, and start designing.