Deploying ASP.NET Apps With UnleashIt
I answered a question about ASP.NET deployment in a newsgroup recently where the person asked which files should he deploy when moving his site to a production server.
\ Ready to deploy, Sir!
UnleashIt provides integration with VS.NET 2003 as an add-in. You can create deployment profiles and share them with other team members. I plan to use this for any customization of my .TEXT blog I plan to do.
So why not just use Visual Studio’s copy project option? I’ve never used it but Jon had this to say:
As usual, I have a few minor complaints as I’m just a nitpicky person. The first is that the application is not resizeable. The fonts on the main screen seem smaller than in other applications.
More problematic is that the application doesn’t seem to support adding file masks. Currently the application is missing *.asmx and *.ashx, but more importantly it would be nice to create a deployment profile using this tool that could handle Word docs (for example) if they were a part of the site.