Important note: I’m using Ubuntu 16.04 as of writing this post.
Recently, I started studying in order to contribute to WordPress core. One of my first challenge was to setup a development environment. After using and contributing to vagrantpress I learned there was a way to use WP-CLI to spawn a local PHP server.
While there are numerous benefits of using a VM to develop software, I still dislike it. It’s slower than the host, it’s complicated to modify and you have to download tons of softwares with bugs and quirks. Call me old fashioned but installing Apache and MySQL on my computer was way easier for me. Also, using configured VMs doesn’t teach you about software usage.
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