I had a previous post about Bitnami’s virtual machine offerings. What I failed to mention is that those VM images are available in VirtualBox or VMWare formats. I am partial to Hyper-V; so what’s an Mi4 developer on a Saturday night supposed to do?
Well after some searching a found a process using Powershell to convert VMWare hard drive images (vhdk files) to Hyper-v virtual hard disks (vhdx files). Continue reading “More VM Tips: vhdk to vhdx”
Coffee is still a developer’s best friend, but Bitnami is definitely in my circle of friends.
Over at Bitnami they have preconfigured virtual machines for software development. If you want to get up and running on a different software stack quickly it’s a good place to go. It’s not a bad place to spend a Saturday night either (if you’re the kind of person who lists websites in your circle of friends).
Their offerings are comprehensive, convenient, and free: WordPress, Joomla!, Elk, Rails, Tomcat, etc. And if you don’t want to spin up an entire VM, Bitnami can install the stack into an existing environment.
If you use sparkling water in your coffee or espresso machine would you make a St. Pellegrespresso or a Perrierccino?
FWIW, Frederick the Great used champagne to make his coffee.
Just a couple of random thoughts here at Mi4.
Virtual Machines are great. Free stuff is great. Free Virtual Machines are awesome.
Many people are unaware that Microsoft offers Windows virtual machines (VMs) for free. In fact they offer Windows VMs with the latest updated versions of Visual Studio installed on them. This is super useful for software development and testing.
Microsoft also provides virtual machines from Windows 7 to present with various preinstalled browser configurations. These VMs are intended for web developers to use for compatibility testing, but they can be freely used by anyone for other purposes as well.
https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/ Continue reading “Virtual (Machine) Reality”
At Mi4, we constantly work to improve our software and our solutions services. The latest version of Productioneer includes several expanded or improved features, plus a few entirely new features. Continue reading “Productioneer 126.96.36.199 Update”
We hope you all are safe from the storm. Luckily all of us at Mi4 made it through dry and safe. We will resume normal operations on Monday September 4.
Whew! MI4 has moved! No one likes the chaos and stress of moving offices, but we are meeting new neighbors and enjoying new views. Check out a view from our office. What a great way to get a fresh perspective on Houston and on developing custom solutions for our clients.
We settled into our new offices just in time to release the latest update to Productioneer. Keep your eyes peeled for the next Productioneer update.