How do I set up a test/dev environment?

I’m wondering if there is any way I can develope an openfire client by setting up a openfire server locally, or even on the same desktop as what I’m coding on, to tests if my client works so I wont have to buy a dedicated server and test/develop off of that?

I’d really like to know and I’d primarily be using Windows. (along with other platforms to develop on)


I have not developed on windows before, but on linux, you can nicely set everything up to use ‘localhost’ as the xmpp domain and test everything on the same machine. I assume something similiar works for windows.


you can also use vmware, very helpful for developing and testing