VBUG London: Virtualisation for Developers

Thu, 16 Sep 2010, 18:30 - 21:00 (Add to calendar) GMT
Business Environment Group , London , GB

Virtualisation for Developers

Not used virtualisation technology yet? As a developer, you are missing out on some great time saving technologies. Concentrating on the use of virtualisation for developers on workstations and servers; What is virtualisation? What virtualisation tools are available (especially for free)? Why is virtualisation advantageous? Where should you utilise virtualisation? Tips and tricks - configuration and tweaking performance. Legacy application development (VB6, VS2003), installation tests, clean client images, documentation for screen capture as well as confirming how to get to configuration settings, consolidation of development hardware, internationalisation, breaking the 3Gb memory barrier, CI/build/test servers.

Covers; VirtualPC, VirtualBox, VMWare Player and Workstation, as well as a quick look at Hyper-V.


Liam Westley is a consultant, runs his own company Tiger Computer Services Ltd, and specialises in software for Broadcast Television although he recently diversified into software for the NHS. His Niagara SMS moderation system has been used by QVC UK for the last four years to display SMS messages from viewers, live, on screen. Recently Liam completed a new ticketing system for Hat Trick Productions which is now providing e-tickets to shows such as Have I Got News For You, The Armstrong and Miller Show and It's Only A Theory. Liam has worked for chellomedia, GMTV, BSkyB, SmashedAtom and Original Thinking Group. In his time he has created the first in house weather system for Sky News using Visual Basic 1.0, acted as architect for two general election systems, project managed the launch of the GMTV web site, was key to delivering the first interactive television chat service in the UK for BSkyB and helped launch the first live shopping channels in the Netherlands.

You can find out more at http://www.tigernews.co.uk and http://geekswithblogs.net/twickers, or follow Liam on Twitter @westleyl.

Please arrive from 6.00pm for a prompt 6.30pm start.

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