The best system administrators and developers I know are down right lazy. In a good way of course. They are experts in finding ways to work smarter. If they have to do it more than twice they consider to automate the task. I have worked with Oracle more than 15 years, and I don’t know how many times and hours I have spent installing operating systems, Oracle software and creating new databases. Not because I thought it was so darn fun, but because I needed the installation for some reason.
Thanks to tools like VirtualBox, Vagrant and Packer.io, the time I have to spend on these task is almost down to zero. If you haven’t heard about these tools yet, you better keep on reading. I’m also doing a presentation at the Tech15 conference in Birmingham, England, in December this year. If you find this interesting and you’re there – please drop by my presentation and say hello!