LinuxFest Northwest 2013

Bellingham, WA April 27th & 28th

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A Virtual Stack for Web Development

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The benefit of a standardized virtual stack for web development and the enterprise.

Hypervisors are great tools to use to spread GNU-Linux by installing and operating it virtually from a host desktop machine regardless of brand. Virtualisation is also demonstrated as a valuable way to spreading GNU-Linux in the community. In my talk I use Oracle VirtualBox, but I am open to other solutions. 

A few configurations are needed to extend its use as a development environment for web developers, and  is a massive improvement over earlier methods for web development from 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.

New offerings, such as distributions of middleware embedded with a full server stack represent the evolution in how we can deploy software solutions to the internet.

The presentation will also some pictures of cute animals and a bit of a rant.

The presentation has concepts that users will be able to take away regardless of skill level.

Peter Gordon is a Vancouver BC based web developer with about 12 years experience. Peter was a member of the Vancouver PHP Users Association and collaborated with team members in organizing several successful open source conferences.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 10:00 to 10:50