[development] Development platform?

John Fiala jcfiala at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 19:07:54 UTC 2010

On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Randy Fay <randy at randyfay.com> wrote:
> One great resource everybody should know about is the Quickstart Project,
> http://drupal.org/project/quickstart, which provides a completely-set-up
> Ubuntu instance, with Drupal configured, Apache, Mysql, Eclipse, Netbeans,
> everything all there out of the box. You can run it in the free Virtualbox
> environment on Mac, Windows, or Ubuntu. You avoid the speed problems of
> Windows that way.
> It's a fantastic resource.
> -Randy

It's quite impressive, I agree.  I wish their drush customizations
worked better with drupal7, though.

That said, I run a Windows box using Windows 7, 64 bit, 4 GB ram and
some chip that was new a few years ago.  I do most of my development
work in virtualbox, either in ubuntu machines I create myself or now
using the quickstart instance.  The joys of virtualbox is that my
machines can be paused - so I can shut down my host machine for the
night without having to get everything in place when I start workign
again, machines can also be exported and copied to other machines.
When I was working on my presentation for Drupalcamp, I did up most of
the presentation on my desktop, and then just exported it and copied
it to a laptop to continue using all of my pre-set-up examples and all
without having to worry a bit.

John Fiala

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