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Installing and Using Docker Toolbox for Mac OSX and Windows

One of the most compelling reasons to run Docker on your local machine is the speed at which you can deploy and build lab environments. As a huge fan of Vagrant, I love the ability to spin up environments such as the sandbox labs I’ve been using for a long time with Vagrant and VirtualBox. Switching to Docker as an …

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Deploying a Docker Sandbox using Vagrant and VirtualBox

Even with the addition of more client-side tools for running Docker, it still requires installing development tools that may impact your local environment. Plus, I’m a fan of using VirtualBox to make sandbox environments that I can spin up and tear down as needed. This means that I never have to worry about version conflicts with development languages and dealing …

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Run the AWS Shell Quickly and Easily in a VirtualBox Instance Using Vagrant

Because we like the Martha Stewart pre-baked oven version of things, this is the shortcut to running the AWS CLI without having to dirty up your own local environment. Why use a Sandbox? While development entirely using your local machine is handy, there can often be configuration issues, and also conflicts with other development libraries. In my earlier post, you …

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Using Vagrant and VirtualBox to Run Sandbox Environments

One of the things that I’ve done lately is to ensure that I keep my laptop clean of any development tools. The reason is that I have run into a lot of problems with conflicts around versions, platforms, and general oddities that come as I deploy more and more different environments onto a single machine. Using Virtualbox and Vagrant for …