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Dana Nourie

Dana Nourie

Dana Nourie has been with VMware since 2011, and has been the Program Manager for the Flings Program since then. She also manages internal programs that promote the innovative ideas of engineers and communications across R&D. Before VMware, she worked for Sun Microsystems for 10 years as a Sr. Technical
Dana Nourie has been with VMware since 2011, and has been the Program Manager for the Flings Program since then. She also manages internal programs that promote the innovative ideas of engineers and communications across R&D. Before VMware, she worked for Sun Microsystems for 10 years as a Sr. Technical Writer and Java forums manager. The Flings program is run by the Office of the CTO. It exists to allow our engineers to share experimental solutions with our customers. These Flings are free and not officially supported by VMware, but our engineers take feedback seriously and support them in a best-effort basis. Popular Flings have been known to be integrated into product or re-licensed as open source projects.
Fling Developer Spotlight – Chris Halstead

Chris Halstead is one of our most prolific Fling developers, with six released Flings, and two in the works! Chris is an End User Architect, and has been with VMware for a little over three years. During this time, he developed the following Flings: App Volumes Toolbox – This utility connects to App Volumes 2.x, […]

Flings, Or Long-Term Relationships

The text above is found on the front page of the Fling website, and is the hallmark of these tools. We discourage use of Flings in production as these tools are experimental. Some Flings have a short shelf-life, as you might expect with “Flings”. However, in the five years I’ve been managing the Flings program, […]

Flings Gets a Facelift

We are excited to announce a new Flings site. While the previous site had the base features we needed, we wanted to improve the functionality and the look. We didn’t want to change the site too drastically, as that can be frustrating. So, you’ll see a front page you are used to but with a […]

Flings On A Roll in 2016

So far this year we have already had seven Fling updates and three new Flings released. The feedback we get from you helps in a big way so we can fix bugs and add new features to Flings! We kicked off the year with important updates that included bug fixes and new features. Be sure […]

Fling Developer Spotlight- Ryan Klumph

Introducing Fling Developer Ryan Klumph. Ryan is a Technical Accounts Manager, and has been with VMware for five years. He launched his first Fling in 2015: Horizon Collector for Mac automates the collection and archiving of Horizon View Client logs, eliminating the need to manually identify and gather relevant log files. Horizon Collector also simplifies […]

Fling Developer Spotlight- Nan Wang

VMware engineers come up with all the great ideas for Flings, and they do all the work for these tools whenever they can squeeze time into their busy schedules. In addition to the quarterly Flings trend blogs I post, I am going to spotlight some of our Fling developers so you can meet the amazing […]

2015 Flings in Review

2015 was an exciting year for the Flings program in many ways. First, our developers updated 14 Flings after listening to user feedback. Second, we released 19 new Flings (with two more slated to be released before the end of the year). And third, we set the record for downloaded Flings with 125,001 downloads! We […]