Drupal 8 evolves quickly, and it's easy to get lost amongst the several documentations that have been written since the beta releases, Drush and PHP version needs upgrade. Some things that I have learned.
Option 1 : No VM setup on Mac OSX, via Homebrew
Okay, VM's are easier to maintain solutions, but in some situations you just don't have enough RAM for having Virtualbox running all the time.
After trying the latest dev release of VDD (needed to run Drupal 8, because at the time of writing this, the stable release is stucked to PHP 5.3), I decided to give a try to VLAD, another Vagrant alike solution.
Main reasons : git and drush are not already installed on th VDD dev, and sometimes I got stucked on the vagrant provisioning.
First reaction after installing VLAD : Woooooow !
Here are some of the sweet goodies that awaits you :
This tip is for people that would access a Vagrant dev website from another VM (let's say to test another version of Internet Explorer via e.g. https://github.com/xdissent/ievms) or via another device than the host environment (smartphone, tablet, ...).
Vagrant allows you to quickly deploy dev environments on a Virtualbox VM.
xip.io will let you access your dev website from other devices (already tried to patch /etc/hosts on an iPad?)