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Feb 02, 2007 at 10:11 PM

Pros and cons of installing a local J2EE server



We are about to start developing portal applications with Web Dynpro and will use NWDI (DTR/CBS/CMS). I would like to know what SAP recommends for team development, each developer installs a local J2EE server or they all deploy and test on a central server?

From my past experiences, using only one central server can cause problems with debugging, deployment and collisions of a DC tested simultanously by two developers. Running a local server can solve these problems but this could be costly; first because PCs often don't have enough CPU/RAM to run it, and second to support all these complex installations.

I have read Benny's two blogs and some SAP documentation but it is still not clear to me which option is best. If you have lived good or bad experiences with one or the other please let me know!