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Developer Environment

I'm trying to figure out how to set up a developer environment for EP6. From the documentation I have read, it says that you should install the Portal and the J2EE engine on each developer's PC/Laptop. Is this what most are doing? If so, how much memory is on the machine? Can you copy the jar files from the portal to the local developer machine instead?

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    Posted on Aug 06, 2004 at 07:47 PM

    You may want to check out VMWare Workstation :

    http://www.vmware.com

    During the first steps of our portal installation we built a portal on a virtual Windows Server 2003 machine successfully. This way it's possible to share the machine among colleagues and you can work in an isolated environment without affecting your PC or even your network if you wish. It's also very easy to rollback to a previous working state if you run into problems.

    For the memory you don't want to work with anything lower than 512MB of RAM with EP6.

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    Posted on Aug 09, 2004 at 07:34 AM

    Hi Brian,

    I'm currently developing on a custom built desktop / laptop with 512mb. It runs well but the newer releases of the Netweaver Developer Studio need 1gb to run ok.

    I've developed on both XP, windows 200 0and Windows NT without any problems. All you need to do is install a JDK, Eclipse 2.1 and then copy across the relevant JAR's from the portal.

    The Java Developer role inside the portal has a page which you can download the different libraries you need. Its in the support section.

    Once I've finished doing some development, I upload the finished code into the portal directly from Eclipse. I can then log into the portal and test it. It is not possible to test things locally like you used to with EP5 ( tomcat is no longer used ).

    Cheers

    Richard

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