Two great dev tools

I found two great dev tools today:

  • Vagrant makes it really easy to set up new dev servers under VirtualBox:
    $ gem install vagrant
    $ vagrant box add base http://files.vagrantup.com/lucid32.box
    $ vagrant init
    $ vagrant up
  • blueprint takes a manually-configured Ubuntu server and generates a puppet module, chef cookbook, or shell script that can clone or reinstall it.

Also, today I learned enough about Open Library to draw an architecture diagram.