We are considering implementing JDI in our system landscape. In the JDI papers you are advised that every developer has access to his/hers WAS on a local PC for testing purpose.
There are however a few downsides with this; you can download the slim edition (Developer Workspace) with a 90 day trail period, and then you have to start paying a license. How big is this license? (guess I'm told to contact my local SAP office, but it will be interesting to know a rough estimate. Are we talking 100$, 500$, 1000$, ...)
In addition running a WAS on the developer PC, requires a lot from the developers computer.
How does people overcome the challenges of running a local WAS? Can an alternative to a local WAS, be to install a separate WAS, which acts as a local WAS for the developers?
The way I see it there is a need for a place where developers can test more freely than in DEV, and this way reduce the number of activities on the CMS.