Building a (Virtual) Sandbox: Hands-On Workshop

Building a (Virtual) Sandbox: Hands-On Workshop

Hands-on Workshop – 

New technologies seem to be released on a weekly basis. Just when you’ve mastered one set of syntax and dependencies, something newer hits the scene. Online demos are fine for understanding the basics, but having the software installed locally allows you to experiment more fully. Having multiple versions allows you to compare features. You’ll run out of disk space quickly unless you figure out how to move some of these experiments off your laptop. In this hands-on workshop, we will install VirtualBox, Docker, and Ansible — all free and open-source technologies — on your laptop, and then use these tools to provision different versions of MySQL/MariaDB. You will be guided through developing a workflow to allow you to snapshot, clone, and export images, giving you an limitless sandbox for new technologies.