LightSwitch HTML Client inspires me a lot since its first release. I never think that the database development can be so fast and easy. It takes me just an hour to finish an application with Authentication, Authorization, CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete), HTML5 support and Mobile capability. LightSwitch is such a great tool with its wonderful features, however hosting a LightSwitch application on a build server seems to be not so easy. I don’t own either a Windows Azure server or a Windows VPS Server so that I can install LightSwitch prerequisites on it. So I manage to host my LightSwitch application on shared host like AppHarbor. It takes me days to fix the compiled errors on the server and I still fail. There is an error of building tasks and I can’t solve it.
I would like to emphasize again that I still can’t host a LightSwitch application on AppHarbor but I would like to share what I did so far. Maybe one of you follow the steps and at the end find out how to fix the error which I encounter. In the next section, you’ll find the summary of the steps which I made to create a sample project, push it to AppHarbor and how I fix the errors.