Saturday, 28 January 2017

50% off #Vagrant Quick Start: Virtualized Development Environments – $10

An introduction to setting up and managing development server virtual machines using Vagrant, Virtual Box, and Linux

Beginner Level,  –   2 hours,  52 lectures 

Average rating 4.4/5 (4.4 (41 ratings) Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course’s star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.)

Course requirements:

An interest in learning about virtualizing development systems
Basic computer skills, intermediate experience recommended
Ability to install software (admin rights)
Modern Mac / Windows computer (within last 5 years), 64-bit operating system recommended
Recommended: Virtualization chipset support (VT-x, etc)
Recommended: Experience using the command line or shell terminal
Recommended: Exposure to desktop virtualization (VirtualBox, VMWare Player/Workstation, Parallels, etc)

Course description:

This is an introductory course on Vagrant designed to show how to setup local development environments using Vagrant and related tools.

Course Outline

Introduction provides an overview for the course, cover the core concepts for Vagrant, how to get the course materials.

Quick Installation provides streamlined, fast instructions on how to setup Vagrant, VirtualBox, and other tools needed for the rest of the course on both Windows and Mac platforms. See the Bonus section for full installation processes.

Quick Start walks through the basics of using Vagrant and how to version control (using Git) a project using Vagrant.

Boxes covers how to find, manage and use Vagrant boxes.

Provisioning covers how to write shell provisioners to automatically install software when Vagrant first runs or on demand. Students write a real shell script to provision Tomcat in their Vagrant managed virtual machines.

Conclusion has some final thoughts on Vagrant.

Bonus! sections provide comprehensive, step-by-step installation processes for both Windows and Mac OS X.

Course Features

Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas in each major area or introduction of new concepts.

Screencasts provide a video of the instructor’s computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated. There are several hours of screencat video content — it makes up the vast majority of the course.

Several attachments throughout the course provide supplemental information, illustrations, or other reference material.

Full details
Create automatic, reliable, repeatable, easy to use, and versioned development environments
Write provisioning scripts to automatically setup Vagrant managed environments
Solve the development box setup problem
Software Engineers, developers, and programmers
DevOps, IT Operations, Development Support
IT Managers
Anyone who hates “It works on my machine!”

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“too many accents on git, it is not a git course, in all other – good” (Sergii Shapoval)

“This course provides the basis of what someone needs to know to become effective and productive in using Vagrant. The instructor’s presentation style is clear and the production value of the videos is high, which helped me stay engaged throughout. Some Vagrant commands and topics were not covered, but I consider the omission of most commands and topics to be acceptable of a “quick start” course. One topic that I wish had at least some cursory coverage is the creation and provisioning of Windows boxes; only the creation and provisioning of Linux boxes is covered. Despite that single shortcoming, I believe that this course will prove to be extremely useful to most students.” (Sean Dockery)

“I am self-taught when it comes to Vagrant, but this course has cleared up some of the muddy areas and shown me better ways to use vagrant.
As is typical with this instructor, his course material is clear and concise and he explains everything at a nice pace that is easy to follow.” (Quinton Delpeche)



About Instructor:

Jason Taylor

With nearly 20 years of programming and software development experience, I started out teaching myself programming while in High School. I put myself through college working for a local Internet Service Provider as a programmer. Before finishing college, I developed and sold an award winning website to a Dot-Com start-up. After college, I have worked at several companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises focusing on Java and client-side technologies (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). Throughout my career, I have opportunity to learn many software development best practices and exposure to several version control systems.

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