Vagrant Setup

For development purposes I use Virtual Machines in VirtualBox, usually using the Ubuntu Server OS and are manually configured. Vagrant provides a mechanism to easily script the creation of these virtual machines so they can be torn down and rebuilt easily.

From the Vagrant site:

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 is largely a quick start guide for my purposes, as I started experimenting with Vagrant. All this information is based on this getting started guide.

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VirtualBox Update Script for OS X

I have a strong dislike for applications that are still not able to provide any sort of internal update functionality and require the user to go to a web page to download an update.

I have written an update script for Calibre in the past to automate this update process. Today I made a modified version of this for VirtualBox. I use this application a lot for running various servers for my local development environment.

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