VMWare 6.0 beta

Posted in General at 6:10 pm by jw

Just got an email about the beta, and this upgrade looks pretty damn cool.  My favorite points:

  • Integrated Virtual Debugger – Workstation integrates with Visual Studio and Eclipse so you can deploy, run, and debug programs in a VM directly from your preferred IDE
  • Automation APIs (VIX API 2.0) – You can write scripts and programs to automate VM testing
  • Headless mode – You can run VMs in the background without the Workstation UI

Seriously, those must be the three things I’ve been wanting for the last few months of using VMWare pretty heavily for software development.  The debugger is just flat out amazingly cool.  Every software developer on the planet needs this.  Right now!


  1. Tony Said:

    December 26, 2006 at 5:42 am

    Which of the 2 supported IDEs would you use?

  2. jw Said:

    December 26, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Whichever – I use VS 2005 for C++ and Eclipse for Java development, though I have to confess I’ve been using NetBeans more and more for Java lately because it has better support for ant build files.

  3. Tony Said:

    December 26, 2006 at 3:15 pm

    I’d be interested to hear about your experiences using the Eclipse plugin if you’re developing standalone Java apps.

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