November 13, 2017 — My software, InstantWP, has been downloaded over a 1.2 million times and is used worldwide by developers, universities and businesses. InstantWP is a complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment. It turns any Windows or Mac machine into a WordPress development server. It should even run from a USB key.
The new version is GPL and runs on Windows and Mac and sets up a portable WordPress server in under a minute.
This talk will give an overview of InstantWP and the open source virtualisation technology underneath, QEMU. Some tips and tricks in using InstantWP to set up a development environment for various types of users, from theme and plugin developers and beginners.
November 1, 2016 — This talk will cover the technical challenges and development decisions I made when developing Instant WordPress (IWP) 5.0.
This version runs on OSX and on Windows, unlike previous versions that only ran on Windows. This version wraps an embedded Linux VM with an interface written in Smalltalk and F#.
The Linux VM runs a LAMP stack allowing your WordPress development environment to remain completely independent of your OS.