Thursday Feb 28, 2013

Building a "developer cloud" with Oracle Solaris 11

Orgad Kimchi describes how the new cloud technologies built into Oracle Solaris 11 can be used to build a virtualized "developer cloud."

By the way, this is the story of the "Oracle Solaris Remote Lab," an Oracle PartnerNetwork resource for developers which you'll be hearing more about.


After you read this, check out Orgad's earlier posts on other aspects of Solaris and virtualization.

Thursday Oct 23, 2008

VirtualBox Rollback

As a software developer, I use VirtualBox to test how my applications look, feel and behave across different operating systems and/or browser combinations.

However, how do you keep the virtual machine clean? Over time it will become as friendly to your application as your host operating system. VirtualBox does have a Snapshot feature. However, if you have multiple machines, it could be tedious to roll them back individually. A better option in this case is to use a ZFS snapshot. By putting VirtualBox in its own ZFS file system, you can take a snapshot whenever you like, and then roll back to your clean slate once testing is complete. Here's how I set it up:

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Thursday Sep 11, 2008

Your Boundless Development System

Solaris is best known as a data center operating system. So what makes it so great for you, the developer? That question is addressed by Hugo Rivero and Marty Duey in this new web cast, OpenSolaris:Your Boundless Development Platform. They do a nice job of comparing side-by-side Solaris to OpenSolaris. I especially like the comparisons of the installation media requirements and the installer differences. If you have 25 minutes it's worth the watch.

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