To begin developing individual projects on DM, you need to have access to an already existing instance of the platform, or install its software on a server. Installation requires IT network/system administration expertise, but afterward developing individual projects requires no specific IT expertise.
DM 2.0 was developed on the Heroku cloud-server platform, and is easiest to set up there. But the program includes no specific Heroku dependencies and can also be set up locally, although additional work customizing the program for a local disk server is required.
DM 2.0 is also set up to use Amazon S3 Bucket to store image data, but can be modified to store images on a local disk, again with additional customizing work. For more information and options for installation, visit our system requirements page.