Having your Cake, and eating to too!

Level : Introductory / Beginner

* Have you ever wanted to create a build script for your application, but been faced with learning a new language, or DSL, or writing more XML than any person should ever need to?
* Have you ever wanted to create a build script that will work cross platform?
* Have you ever wanted to create a build script that has first class support for the most common build tools like XUnit, WiX, SignTool, and many others?
* Have you ever wanted to create a build script that uses a language that you already know, and love?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then the Cake (http://cakebuild.net/) Build Automation System is for you!

In this session we will start with a standard .Net Solution and incrementally add a build and orchestration script to compile the application, run unit tests, perform static analysis, package the application, and more, using the C# skills that you may already have.

 cake  build  orchestration

Gary Ewan Park

Gary Ewan Park has been developing on the .Net Platform for almost 9 years. His day job sees him developing using ASP.NET, AngularJS, and WPF, for Oil Companies working in the North Sea. In his spare time, Gary contributes to a number of Open Source projects including Chocolatey, Boxstarter, Cake, psake and GitVersion. Gary is a founding member of the Aberdeen Developers .Net User Group, that holds monthly sessions on any topic related to the Microsoft .Net Technology Stack.

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