How to develop with multiple developers on an Enterprise Portal (Ax2009) application
Many partners asked if it would be possible to have just one Enterprise Portal Server (WSS3.0 or MOSS + EP components) for their EP-development as described in the following scheme:
The answer is no. Theoretically it would be possible to have one EP-server where each developer would have it’s own Web site with a different AppPool. In this scenario it would be possible that each developer develops and debugs individually the .Net part (everything which isn’t related to the X++ code from Ax).
But the problem will be the debugging of the X++ code on the AOS, since this can only be done remotely in a console session and that would necessarily limiting the debugging of X++ code to one person.
The best way to organize the EP-development is that each EP-developer hat its own
- WSS 3.x or MOSS
- Visual Studio 2008
Sharing the source code can be done by different tools (Team Foundation Server, Team Server or Visual SourceSafe). The one I would prefer in small teams is SourceSafe because it’s very simple to install and use and well integrated into VS 2008.
(Thank you Mey for your help on this subject)