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Understanding Virtual Machines for web testing - by John Mahady

  • Oct 14, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Thanks again to Kendall Cabe last month for his excellent presentation on Joomla! Please join us in October for an exciting session with John Mahady on virtual machines. The abstract is below. As always, RSVPs are appreciated due to limited space! Light refreshments will be provided.

John A Mahady, software consultant, will discuss the benefits and applications of using virtual machines, such as how and why you can and should use them for your sandbox testing. He will walk us through how to setup individual virtual machines and a virtual network of VMs.This presentation will be valuable for developers, testers, and administrators.He will be using Oracle's VirtualBox software in the demonstration.

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  • Elliott Lawrence P.

    There was an umbrella left at coLab last night. If you're missing yours, let me know.

    October 15, 2014

  • Elliott Lawrence P.

    John is very knowledgeable on the subject and came very well prepared. I walked away with a basic understanding of several great tools I should begin implementing in my work. Thanks John!

    October 15, 2014

  • Elliott Lawrence P.

    Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to seeing you all tonight! If the rain keeps up, rest assured in knowing the entrance to coLab is only 1 block away from the L stop. There's street parking nearby as well. I'll be there about 630 and can let you in then. Just knock at the door and if you don't see me, you call call or text my cell[masked]-8959. See you tonight!

    October 14, 2014

    • Tom O.

      I am armed with qtrs. & singles.

      October 14, 2014

    • Steve S.

      For future, the meters on Chicago go until 9PM, but just a block east or west of Chicago Avenue, the 2 hour restricted parking expires after 6PM and you can park there free. There's also a pay garage across the street from coLab if you don't mind paying.

      1 · October 15, 2014

  • Steve S.

    Bummed to miss this. I have a C3 event the same evening. I miss the Web Pros. John... great to hear you're presenting.

    October 13, 2014

    • Elliott Lawrence P.

      We miss you too Steve! I hope you can join for the next. Enjoy the C3 event!

      October 13, 2014

  • Rich M.

    I use Virtual Box on my Mac to run Windows 7 instead of rebooting into Bootcamp. It will be nice too see another application for it.
    See you guys soon.

    1 · September 17, 2014

    • Elliott Lawrence P.

      It's going to be very informative! I'm really excited.

      September 17, 2014

    • Kendall C.

      Rich - Did you have to have a new license for your Virtual Box install of Windows 7? I'm trying to set that up, but cant' figure out if I need a license or not for Windows in VB

      October 6, 2014

  • Dave K.

    I'm looking forward to this, thanks! I've been using VMWare Fusion, which isn't free, but pretty cheap. I've also tried out Vagrant, but I'm not sure I totally get how that works. One nice resource to check out is MS's page for Window OS images:

    This is a great article on how to install those disc images:

    Basically, you get to run the various Win Systems on a VM for 30 days free. Then you can just trash it and start a new one from your original download.

    1 · September 19, 2014

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