Nanobox Reviews

A real user's take on Nanobox

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I'm the VP of Engineering at Tecademics - the world's leading source of quality curriculum and software covering all aspects of Internet Marketing & online commerce.

We've been working - daily - with the team at Nanobox since it's alpha/beta phases running Windows 10, Ubuntu, and Mac OS environments.

Myself and our team members can safely say Nanobox is the single best thing to happen to the technology space in what seems like a decade. With the sprawling advancements in virtual hosting providers and local environment configurations, working across the various systems & cultures of our team(s) was strenuous at best.

Gone are the days new hires try to configure a custom Vagrant box only to go home crying a week later having failed in vain at making Windows happy with seemingly infinite-depth folder structures of node modules. Gone are the days packages sneak into production unexpectedly (dammit Scott!) or local XAMPP configs crap out trying to run MongoDB.

On a fresh laptop, our latest dev was up and running with Nanobox - repos cloned, DB imported, local running - in 7 minutes flat. Unheard of.

Thank you team for your constant excellence and infinite patience with my 10,000 requests. Cheers to a great product and many years of efficient, effective, stress-free development upon them.

  • John Razmus

Nanobox is built on top of Docker containers

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The Nanobox platform lives on top of Docker. This relationship between Nanobox and Docker is explained in the Nanobox documentation

The Nanobox CLI creates an isolated virtual environment on your local machine that matches your production Nanobox environment and allows for active development. The nanobox run command uses Docker to create isolated, containers inside of a local virtual Nanobox container using settings specified in your boxfile.yml. It then mounts your code directory from your local machine into the Nanobox container. Any changes to your code are reflected in your locally running app.


Nanobox solves lots of problems for developers and dev team managers

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The nanobox development and deployment platform reduces the amount of time developers and dev team managers have to waste This product is similar to Heroku, the industry leader that almost anyone who develops code and deals with sys ops is familiar with, but there is more flexible pricing and a few other features that Heroku doesn't provide, including the ability to host on your own cloud setup.

The nanobox administration console, explained here

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, is also quite a bit easier to use and more flexible for adding resources than Heroku's.