Recently I’ve been experimenting with Cake for .NET builds. It is a build automation tool with a C# DSL, which per se is pretty nice! Besides that, I found the following nice aspects:
- Expressive and comprehensive API which supports most of the common tasks on this type of builds.
- Lots of add-ins for additional tasks.
- Seems easy to extend.
I’ve put together an example project using Cake, which includes compilation via MSBuild, StyleCop analysis, test execution, creation of a NuGet package and publication of a web application to the file system,