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PoshBuild is a set of tools for Powershell snap-in developers. It includes tools to generate help files for Cmdlets, and to generate display format information for .NET types. Those tools are available as MSBuild tasks so these files can be generated as part of a build process.




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phing - PHing Is Not GNU make; it's a PHP project build system or build tool based on Apache Ant.

  •    PHP

(PH)ing (I)s (N)ot (G)NU make; it's a PHP project build system or build tool based on Apache Ant. You can do anything with it that you could do with a traditional build system like GNU make, and its use of simple XML build files and extensible PHP "task" classes make it an easy-to-use and highly flexible build framework. Features include running PHPUnit tests (including test result and coverage reports), file transformations (e.g. token replacement, XSLT transformation, Smarty template transformations), file system operations, interactive build support, SQL execution, SVN/GIT operations, tools for creating PEAR packages, documentation generation (DocBlox, PhpDocumentor) and much, much more.

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WiX Toolset - Windows Installer XML

  •    CSharp

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msbuild - The Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio.

  •    CSharp

The Microsoft Build Engine is a platform for building applications. This engine, which is also known as MSBuild, provides an XML schema for a project file that controls how the build platform processes and builds software. Visual Studio uses MSBuild, but MSBuild does not depend on Visual Studio. By invoking msbuild.exe on your project or solution file, you can orchestrate and build products in environments where Visual Studio isn't installed.For more information on MSBuild, see the MSBuild documentation on docs.microsoft.com.

task - A task runner / simpler Make alternative written in Go

  •    Go

Task is a simple tool that allows you to easily run development and build tasks. Task is written in Golang, but can be used to develop any language. It aims to be simpler and easier to use then GNU Make.Or you can download the binary from the releases page and add to your PATH. DEB and RPM packages are also available. The task_checksums.txt file contains the SHA-256 checksum for each file.

Cake - (C# Make) is a cross platform build automation system

  •    CSharp

Cake (C# Make) is a build automation system with a C# DSL to do things like compiling code, copy files/folders, running unit tests, compress files and build NuGet packages. Cake is built on top of the Roslyn compiler which enables you to write your build scripts in C#. It supports the most common tools used during builds such as MSBuild, MSTest, xUnit, NUnit, NuGet, ILMerge, WiX and SignTool out of the box.



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buildtools - Build tools that are necessary for building the .NET Core projects

  •    CSharp

This repository contains supporting build tools that are necessary for building the .NET Core projects. These projects consume the build tools via the corresponding Microsoft.DotNet.BuildTools NuGet package.The build tools are MSBuild .targets and tasks. These extend the build process to provide additional functionality, such as producing version information and performing strong name signing.

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  •    Python

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  •    CSharp

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DocProject for Sandcastle

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  •    LINQ

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MSBuild Extras - Toolkit for .NET 1.1 "MSBee"

  •    DotNet

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  •    Java

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cbt - CBT - fun, fast, intuitive, compositional, statically checked builds written in Scala

  •    Scala

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