Day Camp 4 Developers: Virtualizing Development

  • August 22, 2014 · 10:00 AM

Our friend Cal Evans is holding another Day Camp 4 Developers event this month that you should know about. If we get enough signups, I'll book an Office Party ticket for us. At $10 a head, that's the cheapest conference you'll go to all year! :D

Virtualizing Development -- "It works on my machine.” just won't cut it anymore.


You cannot develop the way you have always done it. The days of setting up a single development environment on your laptop are long gone. Even running multiple virtual hosts on the same machine with a common database server is not enough in today’s environment. These days you need matching environments, development, testing, production. They have to match down to the service and version number.

Managing virtual environments is a whole new skill you have to master. Virtualizing your development is here to stay. But with so many options, what are the best tools, techniques and practices for virtualizing development? How do you virtualize your development process? How do you keep everything up to date? How do you do all of this and still have time to do development?

We will show you how to master this new skill. We have gathered 5 experts to help show you the way. Each of our experts will focus on a single topic. They will give you actionable intel to start using immediately. Additionally, you will get links to watch the sessions as many times as you want for the next two years.


• Virtualizing Development by Adam Culp

• Development with Vagrant by John Coggshall

• Containers, VMs, and the Future of the Cloud by David Strauss

• Portable Development Environments with Vagrant and Ansible by Erika Reinaldo

• Multiple ElePHPants, One Box: Inside virtPHP by Ben Ramsey


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  • David R.

    Sorry folks, I've been way too swamped this week to sort out the details on this. Please purchase individual tickets like Will has suggested. Maybe next time...

    August 21

  • Rick Z.

    I'd live to come, by the details are still not solidified. I'll have to bail sine I have to finalize arrangements.

    August 21

  • William C.

    Alright, I'm going to have to call it for me. I'm purchasing my single ticket and I'll be watching it at leisure.

    August 21

  • William C.

    So how's this working out? I figure I need to buy my solo ticket today if we don't have enough people for this.

    August 21

    • John M.

      I'm in...
      I've been looking forward to this for two weeks!

      August 21

  • Scott W.

    David, How and when do you want us to pay you if you are purchasing an office party ticket in advance?

    August 20

  • John M.

    I'm going...I'll put some $ in, too.

    August 20

  • William C.

    So I've confirmed: We have a conference room with a large flatscreen TV and computer that I've booked for that time period. Our office is in a building next to the Mall at Milennia, on the second floor. There's plenty of free parking around the building, too. We can use it for this conference if we want.

    We'd be in for 3 spots if we have it here, or 1 (maybe 2!) if we do it downtown. If we end up not getting a group together, I'll likely end up just paying the $65 out of my own pocket to watch it at my leisure instead.

    August 20

  • David R.

    So all who are interested: Downtown? Anyone (aside from Will) interested enough to put down money?

    August 19

    • Scott W.

      Downtown is fine and I'm bringing a guest

      August 19

  • Tu

    Is this 65 dollars to attend?

    August 18

    • David R.

      We usually split the cost of the Office Party ticket

      August 19

  • David R.

    The new Canvs space downtown should be open by then. I bet I could book a conference room there...

    August 8

  • Healing T.

    I am with Pat Narciso. I will pay and attend, but, depends on the location.

    August 6

  • Pat N.

    Thanks for putting this together David. I think this will be a great topic. I'm RSVP'n yes; but depends on the location.

    August 4

    • David R.

      Yeah, once we get some more RSVPs, we'll discuss where we're having it.

      1 · August 4

  • William C.

    This sounds awesome. I'm in! If for some reason I can't make it, you can still count on my $10. (Or up to $25, if necessary to make this happen with fewer people.)

    I haven't talked to my boss about it, but I can see if maybe we have space here to view it on the HDTV in the conference room. Not sure, since it's during work hours, though.

    August 4

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