Pick the best development platform

Does not support direct integration with other tools. Whilst this primarily targets the DEV environment, it provides an adequate representation of downstream environments as well. Docker – Docker benefits from extremely quick boot time of the instances, also known as Containers, and maintains a low memory and disk footprint. Docker is particularly useful when multiple versions of an application need to be deployed at the same time, as it allows for quick scalability. Here we pit them against each other, and help you pick the right platform for your project. It provides only partial isolation of resources, but this tends to cover most common requirements. Docker – This engine is used to enable reusability of application deployment across different environments. This article originally appeared in net magazine issue 257. Each has its strengths, weaknesses and focus. Regardless of whether developers, designers or operations personnel are running Windows, Macs or Nix machines, the Vagrant approach allows access to the same environment. If you’d like to install Docker, navigate to it’s homepage and follow the instructions for the OS of your choice. Vagrant and Docker are both development environments. Usage
Vagrant – Used to simplify and unify the workflow of the development stream. Head to head
Vagrant   – is a tool for building complete development environments and for providing an abstraction layer on top of various virtualisation and provisioning tools. Integrates with most common provisioning tools, including Chef, and providers such as VirtualBox. Reuse and environments  
Vagrant – Provides a centralised repository of popular base and packaged boxes, referred to as the Vagrant Cloud. Footprint and isolation  
Vagrant – Each instance, or VM (virtual machine), has a relatively high memory and disk footprint as it is composed of an entire OS stack. The images built and stored by Docker can be reused across all environments: DEV, QA, PROD, and so on. Installation
To install Vagrant Vagrant, download the OS specific installer and   package – then run   the installer, and install the package.

Updated: 06.12.2014 — 01:03