ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart By Paul D. Sheriff, Ken Getz
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Chapter 26. Development and Deployment Techniques
In this chapter, you learned some useful development techniques, including the following:
Creating and using class libraries so you can encapsulate commonly used functionality
Creating and using namespaces
Adding assembly information so you can identify your applications
You also learned two ways to deploy ASP.NET applications:
XCOPY deployment (not really reliant on the old DOS XCOPY command but rather more focused on file and folder copying) is possible because of the metadata stored in all .NET assemblies. However, it provides no support for anything besides file placement.
Microsoft Installer technology supports full setup programs with many additional features. You'll use this technique when you have anything but the simplest of applications to deploy.