I'm currently in a team where it lacks of its resources. The dev't team had only one websphere server for testing and we could not deploy our project in our local desktop because the websphere is only installed in one unit. Hence, every one is waiting after another in testing their fixes and feature. I tried to ask the manager if we could have our own copy of websphere installed in our local desktop but the manager is questioning us why we need it. I said some of the reason, but I guess the manager is still in doubt.
The question now is, in a development team, is having your own local application server installed in your desktop part of a best practices? how and why? what are the benefits? or what are the cons and pros?