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Summary

In this chapter, we discussed the various kinds of developer environments and how you can choose the environment best suited to your needs. We talked about the following kinds of environments:

  • Hosted—Gives you the greatest flexibility in terms of server-side development, and it is realistic in that you can access your application via the telephone.

  • Simulated—Can teach you about the components of a VoiceXML gateway while you test your applications without tying up a phone line.

  • Web-based—Easy to get started with these comprehensive, integrated environments that may meet all your needs, especially if you have high-speed Internet access.

If you select a hosted environment, use your chosen editor to save a simple program to your Web server. To run the code, get a VSP account—register with a developer program and provision your application's URL. Then call the number the VSP provides, with user ID and password, if necessary.

If you select a simulated environment, use your chosen editor to write a test program. Download and install a simulator and supporting tools. Follow the vendor's directions for starting an application.

If you select Web-based, join a developers program, access the development site, and start running code.

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