Chapter 11. Deployment

Terms you'll need to understand:

  • Assembly

  • Binding policy

  • Delay signing

  • Global Assembly Cache (GAC)

  • Merge module

  • Native compilation

  • Publisher policy

  • Strong name

Techniques you'll need to master:

  • Creating setup programs for installing a Windows service, a serviced component, a .NET Remoting object, and an XML Web service

  • Registering components and assemblies

  • Understanding and implementing binding policy

  • Planning and configuring applications for side-by-side deployments

Assemblies are the smallest units of versioning and deployment in the .NET applications. When a .NET application requests assemblies, the common language runtime (CLR) follows a set of rules called binding policy to locate the assemblies. Binding policy is a deciding factor ...

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