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# Talking Points

Some talking points you can use in your presentations or next dinner date are shown below:

These are intended to try and convince a more-technical audience to adopt Lando. If you are interested in more business focused talking points, particularly if you are trying to convince an org to sponsor Lando, then check these out instead.

# High Level

  • The purpose of Lando is to liberate developers to focus on their most important work by providing a single, easy to use tool they can use on all their projects regardless of tech stack, operating system or hosting provider.
  • The general idea behind Lando is to git clone a project, run lando start and get everything you need to develop, test and deploy your project. This means not only the infrastructure to run your project but the tools to develop and test it as well.
  • Lando is a development dependency management tool.

# Advantages

  • Speed and Scale - Containers over VMs means each project can have its own dependencies and you can switch between them much much faster.
  • Standarization - A single way for all your developers to interact with all your projects.
  • Parity - Achieve parity with each project's hosting target.
  • Tooling - Containerize tools along with services and lock down versions of things like node on a project to project basis. Say goodbye to things like rvm forever.
  • VCS - Put your Landofile configuration in version control so it can be shared and tracked.
  • Integrations - Integrate with hosting providers like Pantheon (opens new window) or Platform.sh (opens new window).
  • Sane defaults - Lando will give you recommended settings out of the box but it is hyper-configurable. You can have a two line or two hundred line Landofile.

# Key Differences

  • Lando is designed to run any project you have.
  • Lando has built in build steps and event automation.
  • Lando has never raised money, and won't, so you know it's grassroots shit.
  • Lando is the engine that powers other popular tools like Acquia's Dev Studio or Pantheon's Localdev.
  • Lando is the culmination of over 10 years of expertise in this space.

# Docker Compose

  • Lando is built on top of Docker Compose and functions as a Docker Compose abstraction layer, superset and utility.
  • As a Docker Compose utility, Lando handles some of the more tedious setup like networking, SSL, proxying, etc.
  • As a super set, Lando provides ways for developers to run complex commands, build steps and automation on their services without the hassle of custom Dockerfiles or long "docker exec" commands.
  • As an abstraction layer, Lando vastly reduces the complexity of spinning up containers by exposing only the most relevant config for a given "service" and setting "sane defaults".
  • Lando can also be overridden down to the Docker level so all its power is still available when needed.

# Data

  • Over 11,000 monthly users
  • 80% of developers use a recipe
  • Our most popular recipes are Drupal 8, WordPress and Pantheon
  • Slack community of over 1,000 developers
  • Over 100 open source contributors

This data was last updated in early 2020.

# Misc

  • Lando is officially version 3. This reflects its Kalabox heritage which had two major versions.
  • Lando was supposed to only be the code name for this project but it got popular too fast and the name stuck.
  • Lando is the only local development solution that has a mascot (opens new window).