50 Tips to Better Development: #3 Learn a Hypervisor

Tip 3: Learn a Hypervisor

Our first two installments in the series covered soft skills, namely learning all you can about the business you’re in, and some options for project planning and estimation. I think it’s about time we heat things up with something a bit more technical.

It is my opinion that every professional developer must learn to use a hypervisor. A hypervisor is software that allows you to build and run virtual computers. A virtual computer works by slicing out a portion of your physical computer’s (usually called “bare metal”).   Then within that virtual slice of resources, you can install an operating system and run it like a separate computer.

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