Build Tools

A little while ago Stefan was blogging a fair bit about Microsoft’s answer to Ant, MSBuild. I haven’t gone into it in any depth but I think it was an interesting development.

In fact a good friend of mine who is the convenor of a local .Net user group once asked me to do a talk about my experiences with Ant for the .Net folks. It never came off but my tentative title was “F7 is not a build system”. Well I didn’t know what function key you use to do a build in Visual Studio at the time, but you get the idea.

Anyway, I see Stefan has some more blogs on what various people think of build systems.

I came across another, MBuild via Miguel de Icaza’s blog, which has a slightly different take on the idea of build systems.