We are working on a Java based Tridion application which have Redhat Linux at content delivery server. Now developers require configuring a local website that uses the Tridion API which will connect to the broker database so that they can write and debug the Tridion API code before integrating/deploying it through Tridion. We all developers are working on window 7 based machines. As we all know that to configure this Tridion website locally at developers machine will need to install Tridion content delivery components which will have a licensing impact. Due to certain policies,client is not allowing us to work on their Redhat Linux based content delivery development server. What we should suggest to client to make developer’s job easy and faster.Below are the queries in my head.Could you guys suggest something on this –
1-Is it good to suggest client to share the CDA website directory with each developer and open it in locally installed eclipse java IDE at window 7 based machines?Is it possible to share this Redhat Linux based website directory to window 7 user and run/debug the website through eclipse?
2- Is it possible to acquire one/few CDA license with no cost from Tridion for configuring website at developer’s local machine?
3-Is there any other way to configure website this locally in our environment please suggest? Thanks
UPDATE - I am a bit more attracted with above option 1 as I had configured the similar asp.net website remotly in the visual studio earlier. But here i am a bit less confident becasue of below reasons -
(a) Here CD server have Redhat Linux and where i was configured such website, both CD and developer's machine were windows based.
(b)- I am not sure that eclipse IDE also have such remotely configurable option similar to visual studio.
Do anybody have any such knowledge please share.