In my experience when you develop an application in SharePoint 2010 you should have environment the most close possible to the client configuration. This means that the classical URL http://mysrv:4354 or http://mysrv:3145/sites/mycoll are not the best configuration you can have.
Beside that even to work with a local user is really not the best…you can develop something that locally works like a charm, but when you’ll install into the client farm you’ll be quite surprised.
I would like so to share my configuration with you and I hope you can find something interesting in that. Of course, I’m not the “inventor” of this configuration, but it’s just my “best practice”.
- VM Ware machine with Win2008 R2 installed with the scope of Primary Domain Controller, with 512 MB of RAM