[thelist] Development Environment

bruce bedouglas at earthlink.net
Tue Oct 7 21:27:10 CDT 2003


your example captured what we're considering.. albeit on an initially
smaller scale!!! our primary question... is there really a need for this
type of environment/setup within the development community??????

give me your email address..and we can discuss offline...



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Ken Schaefer
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 6:17 PM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] Development Environment

These types of things do exist. I saw a 600 machine automated test lab in
action in Redmond, which runs a few thousand test cases a day. For each
test, an operating system + locale is automatically dumped on the machine,
and the test case starts (the ones I was watching involved running various
installations of Visual Studio.Net).

It really does depend on what you requirements are. What are you building?
How many machines? What do you want to automate...

Now, you said, originally, that you didn't want to buy/configure multiple
machines. Hence the VMWare suggestion. Now you are saying you do want to
build/test on multiple machines - someone else's presumably?

: Hard to believe nobody else has had this need, or that
: there's no place we can turn to find a group of machines for
: this purpose...

Again, it probably depends a lot on what your needs are.


Microsoft MVP - Windows Server (IIS)

From: "bruce" <bedouglas at earthlink.net>
Subject: RE: [thelist] Development Environment

: Wwe're looking fot the ability to simultaneously build/test
: across multiple platforms if required... as well as to be able
: to speed up the build/test process... A VM type of app runs
: across one machine, we'd still require
: multiple machines...
: What we really need is the ability to access a bunch
: of machines (ala a compile farm) across the 'net. Hard
: to believe nobody else has had this need, or that there's
: no place we can turn to find a group of machines for
: this purpose...
: Thanks
: Bruce
: -----Original Message-----
: From: Beau Hartshorne [mailto:beau at hartshorne.ca]
: Sent: Monday, October 06, 2003 11:44 PM
: To: bedouglas at earthlink.net; thelist at lists.evolt.org
: Subject: RE: [thelist] Development Environment
: Bruce,
: VMWare can do what you need. There is a 30-day trial of their product
: available from their web site. Here's the site:
: http://www.vmware.com/products/desktop/ws_features.html
: Beau
: > collab, (and the cost that they charge!!!!) does anyone know
: > of a solution that offers the developer different
: > systems/Operating Systems and the ability to build/test my
: > app on the various systems.

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