I'm on the tail end of a really long evaluation process trying to find a DB centric RAD platform for a client - and now I've found outsystems agile. I enjoyed the tutorial, but I need to demo the product by creating a simple app which has been directly derived from some of his actual data.
After the install, I atched the Connect to your existing DB tutorial on how to create entities from your own tables. Makes sense., So I tried to use the Integration services to use our hosted MS SQL 2008 server on discountasp.net. However, after entering the server name in the integration server, I just get an "Unable to verify platform type" error. Not surprising, as I don't beleive that the installation process ever asked me whether I wanted to choose any server but local to install the tools on.
Presumably, the "server" in question is the code repository and the application server. At no point did the Integration Services app ask me for the DB server's username or password from the "File/Import/Import Entities FRom Database" option. Ok, now I;m confused.
The apps will be running off the hosted services web and DB server, and I want to show the actual running functionality of the product to the client with a simple two table master-detail demo of his tables. What's the fastest way for me to get up-and-running so I can impress him with the product?
Paolo, Daniel, thanks. Good instinct, Daniel - you were able to answer my next question before it was asked.
Most cloud hosting solutions would have this problem. Our account is NOT a full virtualised or dedicated server instance, it is a web server and DB server instance only. To provide a full dedicated OS server instance you literally pay 10 times as much!
Our host DiscountASP is a major ASP.NET hosting service, and I other solution providers develop installation packages for DiscountASP which allow their solutions to run on their servers without requireing the clients to have a full OS Server instance (of course, in the back end the script actually runs on a proper Windows 2008 surface, with ful admin rights to install the package). These are known as "One Click Installs" - for example, DotNetNuke, Wordpress, etc.
Do you have any such relationship with DiscountASP? My understanding is they are a big player. I think the benefit to Outsystems would be a pretty major opening up of the market by lowering the cost of ownership for your solution.