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Using a Digital Ocean Droplet as Development Box

  |  May 28, 2014

Everyday, a Ruby developer in the Philippines has to put up with slow gem installs. I was introduced to the idea of using a droplet for development at our local Ruby meetup.

I wondered if it’s possible to use DO with Vagrant to support our existing development workflows. While searching Github, I came across one such plugin.

After upgrading my local Vagrant installation to 1.6.2, I immediately generated a new Vagrantfile. Afterwards, I began setting up a development box.

See how I did it here.

Next Steps

  • setup an ansible playbook to install rvm
  • mount a droplet’s filesystem using NFS