and installing the exact gems and versions that are needed. RVM is a command-line tool which allows you to easily install, manage, and work with multiple ruby environments from interpreters to sets of gems. Homebrew installs the stuff you need that Apple didn’t. RubyGems is a package manager for the Ruby language. Good, but not good enough
configuration management is under version control. Clone a repo and get started. Shared Folders Host and guest Virtual Machine share access to the project code. Use your favorite editor for development and see changes immediately. Keep it Simple Dramatically reduce the learning curve to configure a Virtual Machine and run IT automation software. No Vendor Lock-in Open source software (VMware plugin is commercial). Flexibility in virtualization and automation tools.
policy distribution.! ! Cookbooks are written in Ruby, using the Chef DSL.! ! The Chef Supermarket is the central community resource for cookbooks.! https://supermarket.getchef.com/! ! Berkshelf and Librarian-Chef are two popular tools to manage cookbook installation and dependencies.! http://berkshelf.com/! https://github.com/applicationsonline/librarian-chef! Chef Cookbooks
to configure an OS X Mavericks developer workstation! https://github.com/pivotal-sprout Customizing Chef! Chef for cookbook authors. August 2014! http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920032984.do Vagrant Blog! Feature Preview: Docker-Based Development Environments! https://www.vagrantup.com/blog/feature-preview-vagrant-1-6- docker-dev-environments.htm