Experimenting with VMware CloudFoundry

Yesterday evening I went along to the Ipswich Ruby User Group, where Dan Higham gave an enthusiastic presentation about VMware CloudFoundry. The product looked interesting enough (and appropriate enough to my current project) that I decided to spend a few hours evaluating it. On the whole I’m impressed. After poking around the web site a …

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Are Thoughtworks’ products (and product sales) really so rubbish?

I’m tired, and I’m cross. Last night I was up too late, and this morning I have wasted another few hours. All trying to do something which should be simple – evaluate some products from the well-known software consultancy “Thoughtworks”. And so far I still have not succeeded. It all started so simple. I was …

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Evan Bottcher » Blog Archive » Linux at work again!

I’ve been intending to install Ubuntu Hardy Heron in a virtual machine for a while now, but have been scared off a bit by reports of incompatibilities with the cleverer bits of virtual/real interaction. It’s a shame, because I am thoroughly enjoying using a bare-metal installation, and would like the flexibility and portability of using …

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VMWare Releases Virtual Infrastructure Java API and Jython Scripting Examples

Virtual machines are a very neat idea which is spreading fast. The idea of a whole “machine” with operating system, files, data and pre-configured applications waiting ready to be started with a few clicks or keystrokes is pretty compelling. Managing virtual machines has been a largely manual process for most people so far, however. VMWare …

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