As a designer, when I jump into doing a UI review, or hacking on the
templates / CSS of a new project, one of the most painful steps for me is
getting my dev environment set up.
Most of our webapps do have very good documentation on getting a dev
environment set up, but invariably this takes a good chunk of time and
fiddling for me (being someone that is not super-familiar with setting up
and running the back-ends of webapps). This is especially relevant if what
i am trying to fix is just a simple template change, and TBH manually
tweaking postgres config files is not really my idea of a good time. :)
Long story short, i am asking for comments and thoughts on how to make
setting up a dev environment simpler and easier (and perhaps even
standardized between all our apps).
I recently started playing with Vagrant, and made this vagrant setup for
bootstrapping a bodhi dev envirionment using Vagrant on top of
vagrant-libvirt, and it works pretty well for me -- i can just use one
command to spin up a new clean instance of a bodhi dev environment, with
the DB configured and populated and ready to go. Note that i chose libvirt
with Vagrant here, primarily because i am not well versed in Docker, but
Docker on Vagrant is possible too.
 - https://gist.github.com/ryanlerch/577eb8cd9d8ff66023cb2f98dc78bfe5