Build cross-platform and cloud-scale apps or test different operating systems and browser compatibility with VMware Workstation and Fusion. Fusion and Workstation both include support for building and running OCI Containers and Kubernetes clusters using a new CLI: ‘vctl.’.
Whether you’re developing for iOS, Android or Linux; building Windows apps on a Mac; or building cloud-scale, container-driven web apps with workflow automation, VMware offers some of the most comprehensive tools available.
With support for virtual machines, OCI containers and Kubernetes clusters, VMware Workstation and Fusion provide the cross-platform foundation for modern application development and testing.
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Develop and test applications in a virtual sandbox with the ability to rapidly create and eliminate virtual production-like environments using containers, virtual machines or Kubernetes clusters. Whether you’re building traditional desktop applications for Windows or Mac, server applications built on Windows or Linux or container-driven, cloud-native applications, the VMware platform is the foundation of a modern application development workflow.
Codify the rapid creation and elimination of virtual machines and their applications’ dependencies by using modern automation tools. Run headless VMs from the command line or upgrade to a container-based automation workflow using ‘vctl’ and Kubernetes.
Take advantage of the emerging community sharing container-based images and VMware templates pre-built for developer workflows of every type. In addition to a marketplace full of useful virtual machines and Bitnami appliances, the included CLI container utility ‘vctl’ supports thousands of pre-built OCI containers to run standalone or in local Kubernetes clusters.
Workstation and Fusion give developers the tools to deploy local virtual environments that can simulate cloud production systems, bringing a level of fidelity that developers need to ensure apps deliver as expected.
Using shared folders makes it easy to mount source code folders to one or many virtual machines or containers at the same time. Conversely, containers running with ‘vctl’ can mount their filesystem to the host when running, allowing for full file exploration from Finder, or for live-reload and rapid iteration.
Built-in encryption enables you to secure every VM and limit accessibility to only authorized users. Encrypted VMs require a password to unlock and are impossible to boot without it.
Many Security developers and industry professionals rely on Fusion or Workstation to aid in functions like Digital Forensics, Penetration Testing, Security Hardening, Environment simulation, Defensive security training, and more.
Build, run and deliver modern applications destined for VMware’s Modern Application solutions like Tanzu and VMware Cloud Foundation; or modernize existing applications by architecting them in a more distributed and scalable manner by using containers and the new CLI ‘vctl’ to prepare them to run in production Kubernetes clusters.