Hello everyone. I've been working on a web application (written in Perl) called perlBB for about 11 weeks ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/perlbb ). I'm getting close to finishing an early version. However, suitable testing methods have become a bit of an "issue" for me on this project. So far I've been testing the code from the command line on my local machine and on a web server that I have an account on. This is OK until I start wishing I could test my application on the local machine "as if" it was running on a server. i.e. a server running on my computer.
I know I could try installing a server on my computer and use that as a test bed, but I have two reservations:
1. The machine in question uses Windows 98.
2. I am thinking that installing a web server and getting the Perl interpreter to work with it could prove rather tricky for a novice like me.
Does anyone know of available test bed systems that fit this bill and aren't too much on the difficult end to set up (on Windows 98)? Any advice appriciated.