Project compilation and deployment

It is normal behavior that the PowerServer Toolkit would take 3 to 4 times as long as a normal compile. There is much additional work to do, including:

  • Converting DataWindows to C# models;

  • Obtaining database schema for the conversion;

  • Breaking down all PBD files granularly into each individual object/definition file;

  • Encrypting compiled files;

  • Deploying the files to the web server, or packaging the files, etc.

Note that it is possible to build the PowerServer projects through scripts (see Tutorial 7: Building your PowerServer project with commands), users need not sit and wait for the whole process to finish.