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Perl Development Environment on Windows

The Perl runtime environment on a Debian 5.0 Virtual Machine worked out wonderfully.  It allows the (almost) same development environment to be run on a VM executing on a Win XP/Vista system (the host).  The Host and the VM operate in a virtual LAN.  So the VM can function as a server, while the host can be used
  1. As a development machine where code is written
  2. Test (web)-client
Just bear in mind that the VM is the server for all practical purposes, and you can access it in any manner you'd access a LAN or Internet based server.

In my setup I use Ultra-Edit SSH-enabled IDE for Windows, which lets me connect to the Debian VM with over an SSH connection.