Trellis vs MAMP
If you're doing Wordpress—and if so, my thoughts are with you—then check out Trellis, a config-managed LEMP stack: https://t.co/LuCt4yOTHh— John Arundel (@bitfield) November 18, 2015
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Most people in the WordPress world probably get started off with MAMP or WAMP. The issue with that is that they can be extremely brittle, for one thing.
You’re also tied to the versions of the software that MAMP pre-includes. They might upgrade to newer versions, such as PHP 5.6, but the problem is that your local MAMP install is vastly different from your shared host, or your VPS, or your dedicated server.
You can’t really get any more different than those two environments — your host machine with MAMP, and a remote server with whatever else is on there. That big gap is what can cause problems when you actually deploy. Or something goes wrong on your production server and you can’t replicate it on your local machine, or vice versa.
Scott Walkinshaw on Ep0 of Roots Radio
If you have to pass off a project to someone else, it’s way easier just to say “here is a repository, it contains all of the configuration necessary to get a vagrant virtual machine up and running with one command”
Austin Pray on Ep0 of Roots Radio
Can't believe I have gone without @rootswp Trellis this long, stoked to get a LEMP stack up and running with a dummy domain under 10 minutes— Benjamin Jackson (@btjackson11) March 20, 2016