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Virtualization solutions for website development

  • Jan 21, 2013 · 7:00 PM
  • SFU Harbour Centre

Our presenter this month will be Peter Gordon, well-known, local web developer, PHP guru and project manager. His topic will be:

Virtualization solutions for website development.


Oracle VirtualBox is a great hypervisor tool to use to spread GNU-Linux by installing and operating it virtually from a host desktop machine regardless of brand. Virtualization is also demonstrated as a valuable vector to spreading GNU-Linux in the community like the Norwalk virus in Vancouver in January.

A few configurations are needed to extend its use as a development environment for web developers, which is a massive improvement over the most common methods for web development on the desktop. There will be a discussion of the technical configurations for individual and team use, as well as what are the social benefits to the enterprise after adopting virtualization solutions. Distributions of middleware embedded with the full server stack is part of the evolution of the art of deploying software solutions to the internet. The presentation will also feature some pictures of kittens, sloths, and fish.

As previously announced, the meeting will take place in Room 7000, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street on January 21, 2013, from 7:00 - 10:00pm.

After the meeting our Swagmeister will raffle off several technical books, and we will then adjourn to Steamworks for drinks and discussion.

Hope you can make it.

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  • Hans-Christian A.

    Sadly, I wasn't able to attend this meeting, so I don't know if this was covered, but when I saw "PHP" and "VirtualBox" in the above description, it made me think of mentioning "Vagrant". Also, "http://zf-boilerplate.com";, for any of you who are into Zend Framework and aforementioned topic.

    January 23, 2013

  • David B.

    Enjoy the lecture and community, always a pleasure to meet new people and share experiences.

    January 22, 2013

  • Luis F.

    Thanks Peter for the presentation. I really enjoy the sense of community of VanLUG, so thanks to the organizers and all the people that make these events possible.

    January 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned some new things in this lecture.

    January 22, 2013

  • John W.

    Great! Funny and well-presented. Only down side was the loss of internet acccess.

    January 22, 2013

  • GarnetNR

    Peter was entertaining & had fun while sharing his experiences.

    January 22, 2013

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