In this two part video, I want to talk to you about Web Packaging. Now Web Packaging is the process of actually taking all of our code in a web application note the word application and actually deploying that to another server. Now Web Packaging is something that's new in the Visual Studio 2010 ASP.NET 4 world and so this is going to be a likely target on the exam. And what I want you to get about Web Packaging is not necessarily be an expert at coding it but for the purposes of the exam, what I want to give you here is, what you need to watch for, when you want to use this, what it's going to give you and kind of clue you in on some of the intricacies of the questions to where you see certain scenarios, you'll know okay, they're talking about a situation where I need to use Web Packaging there. Okay. Because the first instance you see on the screen here, deploying a web project with all the required dependencies is not a trivial task. When we're talking about a web application, over time, we've got a lot of different things in there that's going to have to go out. We've got our web content which is our ASPX pages, our ASCX pages, images, XML files, it just keeps going and going and we need to make sure that all of that gets to the right place on the web server. Then we have our IIS or Internet Information Server or Internet Information Services Settings. These all need to be set on the web server and that can be things like Application Pools and all that. And then databases, if we have unique databases that we have built for this particular web application and we may have even prepopulated some of those databases with data, then those need to go to the web server as well. And there's a separate movie in the course here called Database Deployment where I'm going to explain to you what's going on under the hood so that you will understand how to troubleshoot it and how to answer questions that could show up on the exam about the Database Deployment aspect of delivering a web package out to a web server. And then you have your GAC Assemblies or your Global Application Cache Assemblies. These things have to be out there, they have to be loaded in the GAC or you can't share the assemblies out and you can't access them the way you need to. And then what about security certificates? If I have installed security certificates for use on my website, those need to be deployed and then I've already mentioned Application Pools. If I'm using an Application Pool, need to make sure that's happening. Now the enterprise environments that you normally work in when you're talking about Web Packaging or web applications further complicate the process of deploying a Web Package because a web application generally in a large environment doesn't just go from one developers desk straight out to the production server. It's going to go through various people, it might go to some more developers or to a senior level developer, to analyst. It may go to some people for testing, it may go through the database administrator world to make sure that all of our database stuff is correct. And so we need an easy way to take a complicated web application, package it up and move it over to another web server and your final web server is probably in a large environment going to be a farm and that means that we're going to have to do identical deployment of our web application in multiple locations or on each one of the farms servers. So Web Packaging is going to take care of that. Now I've given you a lot of design issues already, anytime we're working first of all with a web application and we need to move that application to multiple places and have it identical. We want it to be easy, we want it deploy the database along with it, we need to configure IIS at the same time, all of these things become requirements that on the exam are going to point to hey wait a minute, they need to be using Web Packaging and so look for that aspect in the correct answer. Now Visual Studio 2010 introduces the Web Package, I've already mentioned that. It does simplify the process and like, like most things when we're talking about simplifying the process, you're probably going to have to work through it a time or too in code to get really comfortable with it. Now here's the main thing you need to take from this particular video or this particular movie. Web Packaging works with web applications only and I will show you that in Part 2 when we get, get out into the Visual Web Developer environment but Web Packaging works with web applications. Now what's really neat about this is once I've set it up and run it, the process can be run over and over and over from a Toolbar button, now how great is that? So once I get it going, I'm just going to press one button and kick it out to somebody so when someone says, hey you need to change this, I change it, boom, hit the button, I can throw it right out to them, the entire project again. Now in Part 2, I'm going to actually open Visual Web Developer, kind of show you some scenario stuff here, I'm not going to do a total development, but I'm going to give you enough to see what's going on with it and, and again help prepare you to answer the questions on the exam. Okay. So join me in Part 2 and we'll look at this from the perspective of the Visual Web Developer. But Web Packaging is really neat, it's a great new improvement in deploying our web application. Again if I were to bet you, I would say you're probably going to see something about this on that exam.
|Course:||Designing and Developing ASP.NET 4 Web Apps (Exam 70-519)|
|Duration:||8.5 hrs / 108 lessons|
|Captions:||Available on CD and Online University|
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