Software development, .Net, SQL Server, TDD, Agile, Community and other Odds and Sods
Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tiny VPC images
I’ve recently been building quite a few VPC images for betas, testing, sandboxing etc and have made use of the techniques that Jeff Atwood posted about and I linked to in a previous post. It’s staggering how small you can make them, and how much faster they load. Jeff’s article is essential reading if you are making use or intending to make use of VPC’s. I managed to get a full Windows XP Sevice Pack 2 image down to 584MB !
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com