I am trying to standardize some of development environment for all my developers. Our IDE is IDEA so thats the easy one, i am looking to see what is the main OS, db of choice for most of the developers, if you guys can share some of your environments, that would really help us decide.
We deploy our application mostly on server platforms (Windows 2003, Linux SUSE 9/10, etc) and with Enterprise RDMSs (MSSQL 2000, Oracle 9i\10g, IBM DB2). Also the Application server are all possible J2EE app servers but Tomcat works fine for all development environment.
The main question is does each developer need to have server platform for development?