Perl Development Environment on Windows

The Perl runtime environment on a Debian 5.0 Virtual Machine worked out wonderfully.  It allows the (almost) same development environment to be run on a VM executing on a Win XP/Vista system (the host), as we use on production machines (99% on Linux, ours as well as customers’).  The Host and the VM operate in a virtual LAN.  So the VM can function as a server, while the host can be used

  1. As a development machine where code is written
  2. Test (web)-client

Just bear in mind that the VM is the server for all practical purposes, and you can access it in any manner you’d access a LAN or Internet based server.

In my setup I use Ultra-Edit SSH-enabled IDE for Windows, which lets me connect to the Debian VM  over an SSH connection.

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  1. Putting the new Debian VM from Thought Police, to day-to-day usage, I'm still loving it.

    One limitation might be the disk-space it can accomodate, which at this point looks like:

    debian:~# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1 7.5G 974M 6.2G 14% /
    tmpfs 126M 0 126M 0% /lib/init/rw
    udev 10M 568K 9.5M 6% /dev
    tmpfs 126M 0 126M 0% /dev/shm

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