can an apple Mac be used to develop episerver code?

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Hi, our company uses EPI server, but has relatively few people who know how to develop for it.  I have been asked to get up to speed with episerver and our sites, but I only have a mac.  I can download visual studio community edition, but I dont know if this will help as I dont have MS SQL server or IIS etc. running.  I dont have enough HD space to install parallels or bootcamp, but I could possibly get an old laptop with windows 10 to use as a dev "server" if needed, but I would need to use the mac for development.

Is this possible, or is windows the only only option for developers?

#208226
Oct 17, 2019 21:03
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get the old laptop with w10 :)

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Edited, Oct 17, 2019 21:20
johnv - Oct 17, 2019 22:20
according to this page: https://world.episerver.com/documentation/system-requirements/
episerver can only run on windows server 201x, so presumably I cant do anything with windows 10.
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I see I can install MS SQL server directly on the mac (via docker), and also get the .net runtime for mac, and there is a version of visual studio for mac, but I have no idea how to actually run the code assuming I can write some c# with the episerver extensions for VS.  Our company has a production DXC env, but obviusly we cant touch this.   The old win laptop is not really up to running MS Sql server (which I understand needs >2GB ram), and I dont want to have to carry 2 laptops everywhere, if there is any other option.

I have heard there are episerver developers using linux, but I dont know how they actually run and test their code.

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Edited, Oct 17, 2019 22:15
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You may ask your company to run BootCampt or Parallels for solving your Windows envrionment issues:

https://support.apple.com/sv-se/boot-camp

https://www.parallels.com/

I use Parallels as my web development environment for my MacBook Pro.

#208241
Oct 18, 2019 10:42
Sujit Senapati - Dec 23, 2019 19:17
I use bootcamp to boot into my windows machine on a macbook. But some of my colleagues use VMWare & Parallels to run windows server to do development work.

~ Sujit
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Hi, I have the sam equeries. Please if anyone has the solution then share it with me.

Thank You in Advance. 

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Dec 23, 2019 8:39
Sujit Senapati - Dec 23, 2019 19:16
I use bootcamp to boot into my windows machine on a macbook. But some of my colleagues use VMWare & Parallels to run windows machine to do development work.

~ Sujit
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