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comment Developing android on android
AIDE is absolutely the best Android-on-Android development environment - it also comes with built-in GIT support.
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answered Mobile Web Security Articles
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answered How to interview a natural scientist for a dev position?
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revised Why use phpunit when traditional manual testing can be used
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answered Why use phpunit when traditional manual testing can be used
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comment How does a developer set up an environment to hack on an OS like Linux, Plan9 or BSD?
Agreed. Your build process should output a disk image that you can boot with qemu. When I worked on RMoX, that was what we did.
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revised Should a development machine be inside a VM?
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comment Should a development machine be inside a VM?
@MarcoDinacci Fair point. I would argue that with proper source control, you shouldn't need to be inside a VM unless you are developing for multiple operating systems.
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revised Should a development machine be inside a VM?
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Oct
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comment Should a development machine be inside a VM?
In principle, sure! Defining a VM with buckets of memory and 20 processors is not the hard part. The hard part is when you have a dozen high-spec VMs on the same server - if you have 12 single-processor VMs on a 8-cpu server, each VM gets some CPU time when one processor becomes available. If you have 3 VMs with 4 cores each, you have to wait for 4 CPUs to become free before each VM gets CPU time. Not to mention then needing to context-switch all those cores... it becomes difficult. I've not heard of it being done satisfactorily on a large scale - which means nothing :)
Oct
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comment Should a development machine be inside a VM?
Some times, in corporate environments, people are allocated VMs running in a data centre, rather than having machine images locally.
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answered When a co-worker asks you to teach him what you know, do you share the information or keep it to yourself?
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revised What do you need to succeed with Agile?
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