I love Iron Speed Designer (ISD) for lots of reasons. I also hate certain things about it. Today, I am going to talk about how the deployment is lacking, but how you can work around it.
- If you want pure frustration click the Deploy button or use the menu in Iron Speed Designer. This button will allow you to deploy exactly once. After that it will tell you there is an existing profile. In my current version of Iron Speed Designer (ISD), it tells me that there is no project for some reason. BTW, ISD support says this is by design. OMG. If you want to deploy to anywhere except a local directory it doesn't support that and you have to use Visual Studio anyway. Believe it or not, I get different results between publishing via this and Visual Studio.
- Don't use Visual Studio to publish your project either. It seems to cause some weird problems where ISD can't build anymore and can't find stored procedures at runtime when using Active Directory or Windows Authentication authentication.
- Just do a simple file xcopy deployment of the project directory to the server. No issues this way.