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Automated Testing Using Virtual Machines

I am working on making a system for the automated testing of student assignments. The biggest hurdle I am facing right now is figuring out how to sandbox the testing of the code yet still get and ...
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Developing a virtual machine / sandbox

I'm interested in learning how a virtual machine/sandbox actually works. I have developed an 8051 emulator and also wrote a dissassembler for x86, so this part of a virtual machine is not really the ...
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Virtual machine for a high level programming language vs an operating system

It struck me recently that a virtual machine for a high level programming language is very much like an OS. It manages resources, e.g. stack, heap, etc. similar to how an operating system manages ...
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Thoughts on Development using Virtual Machines [closed]

I'll be working as a development lead for a startup and I've suggested that we use VMs for development. I'm not talking about each developer having a desktop with VMs for testing/development, I mean ...
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Boss wants to convert all developers to virtualized desktops [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Thoughts on Development using Virtual Machines My boss has been singing the praises of leveraging virtualized desktops for all our developers in the company - about 100 ...
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Doesn't dockerfile initial configuration defeat one of the key arguments of docker?

I'm very excited about Docker, if you're a developer in a big project you've suffered too much at the machine hands of environments and multi-platforms. One of the key selling points of Docker is ...
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How many developers on the same virtualized Windows Microsoft machine?

How many c# developers on the same virtualized Microsoft Windows edition is it sensible to have? If everyone uses their own documents and settings folder, should I expect it should be fine? Only ...
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Mirror virtualized development environment

I work alone in some iOS projects in a local environment. I have been thinking in a way to be able to share my development environment between my Mac Mini and my MacBook. I mostly work at home in the ...
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Does anyone use virtual machines for web development, and why? [closed]

I see a few developers that like to use virtual machines for web development. Are there others that do this? If there are, why do you do it? Are there any pros / cons to developing on a VM rather ...
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What does the term Virtualization encompass?

I have seen on a number of resumes the term "virtualization." While every resume is unique, what does the broader term or skill of "virtualization" mean or imply? I feel that the ability to install ...
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How did the term “hypervisor” come into use?

I've read about the "hypervisor" in hardware virtualization. VMs are not my area, so I can't quite see where the term came from. THe wikipedia article talks about how "the hardware's supervisor ...
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Why would more CPU cores on virtual machine slow compile times?

[edit#2] If anyone from VMWare can hit me up with a copy of VMWare Fusion, I'd be more than happy to do the same as a VirtualBox vs VMWare comparison. Somehow I suspect the VMWare hypervisor will be ...
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Do you consider mainframe as part of large application deployments?

When you are setting up your system landscape for large and/or multiple application deployments, do you consider mainframe? If not, why not? If so, what factors are you considering. If you take a ...
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Isolated environment for software stacks

I was sure that I would find this question, but I couldn't. How to create an isolated development environment? It other words, a sandbox, where I can install different combinations of web servers, ...
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what programming languages and skills are necessary to learn hypervisor development?

I would like to know the skills and programming languages necessary to learn hypervisor development and any good resource to start learning?
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Web Site Development Software for VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.04 [closed]

I'm doing some development of a website on a VirtualBox guest running Ubuntu 11.04 (host is running Windows, but I want to do the web development in a Linux environment). My development languages are ...
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Should a development machine be inside a VM?

This post by Rob Conery (note the slug) says that development environment should be run inside a virtual machine. I see what he's saying and tend to agree, but still feel a little uneasy. Now that ...
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Virtualized Development Environments in Enterprise Networks

We are attempting to implement a development environment using virtualization for a small team of 4 developers within an enterprise organization. This would allow us to set up separate development, ...
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What is the best way to maintain software tool chains?

Short Question What is the best way to create, maintain, and distribute software development tool chains? Background I am trying to develop a workflow / process to create an isolated environment in ...
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Disposable Virtual Machines for QA environments [closed]

I'm far from an expert in virtualization, so pardon my ignorance. I've had this idea (really doubt it's original, haven't looked much into the topic) of "disposable" virtual machines for QA ...
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How are you setting up re-usable development environments?

I'm trying to come up with a good approach to creating a re-usable development environment such that it doesn't take a couple days to re-build a machine if it starts to sputter and to be able to ...
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Why does F. Wagner consider “NOT (AI_LARGER_THAN_8.1)” to be ambiguous?

In his article on Virtual Environments (a part of his VFSM specification method) Ferdinand Wagner describes some new ways of thinking about Boolean Algebra as a software design tool. On page 4 of ...
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Good Laptop .NET Developer VM Setup [closed]

I was torn between putting this question on this site or SuperUsers. I've tried to do a good bit of searching on this, and while I find plenty of info on why to go with a VM or not, there isn't much ...
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Opinions on distribution of software via virtual appliance

I've created a distribution of my open source application framework in a working virtual appliance. It includes everything to get started with the tutorial. The distribution is Fedora 14 running ...