Stars - the number of stars that a project has on GitHub. Growth - month over month growth in stars.
Activity is a relative number indicating how actively a project is being developed. Recent commits have higher weight than older ones.
For example, an activity of 9.0 indicates that a project is amongst the top 10% of the most actively developed projects that we are tracking.
Unpopular opinion: CI/CD engines are an awful idea
6 projects | /r/devops | 4 Feb 2023
This is why 90-99% of our builds are done with Cake. It isolates all of it and you can run the build locally if you want.
Cake : A C23 to C99 transpiler
3 projects | /r/Compilers | 16 Aug 2022
I don't think it will get too much confusion, but there is a build system called Cake: https://cakebuild.net/
Achieving single command Infrastructure deployment using PowerShell DSC.
10 projects | dev.to | 8 Apr 2022
You may use other tools too: psake, make, cake, fake or any other *ake you are familiar with. I look at them as a tools that make build tasks behind simple commands and help me answer: How did I run that code again?
.NET build tool using Bullseye and SimpleExec
6 projects | dev.to | 22 Feb 2022
NAnt was quite a popular build tool used by projects of all sizes targeting .NET Framework on Windows. I have written many complex build systems using NAnt in the past. But XML based DSL was quite clunky to use and maintain. Besides, it was always a daunting task to explain to a new dev on the team. With .NET Core/.NET becoming a cross-platform framework, CAKE and FAKE gained a lot of adoption providing a C# and F# based DSL for build tasks accordingly.
Nuke Build - best build automation system
3 projects | dev.to | 7 Dec 2021
Cake (C# Make) - simple, easy to set up, and with a lot of extensions scripting with C#.
Creating reusable build scripts with NUKE components
2 projects | dev.to | 28 Jul 2021
For those not familiar with it, Cake is a build automation system with a C#-based DSL. It is based on the concept of tasks, which are small units of work, like restoring packages, building, or testing, which can have dependencies on, or trigger, other tasks.
A super simple make wrapper for docker/podman that runs all your targets in a container - just a utility I put together to make my life slightly easier, nothing fancy
2 projects | /r/linux | 3 Jun 2021
Just a note: there's already a very active community of the same name for the build utility Cake.
A stupid simple make wrapper that makes my life easier
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 3 Jun 2021
Looks interesting! Although the name clashes with Cake (C# Make) project which could be confusing - https://cakebuild.net/
Introducing Cake ClickOnce Recipe - An opinionated recipe for building and publishing .NET 5 Windows apps
3 projects | /r/dotnet | 3 Mar 2021
The recipe utilizes the Cake build automation .NET Tool in the background, but essentially the recipe exposes a C# class with a few properties you can control the recipe behavior, but the intention is that you should just set what's needed for your application and rest boring boiler plate is handled for you, and the recipe will automatically detect if it's running on GitHub actions and provided right secrets in place publish to Azure blob storage.
What are some alternatives?
NUKE - 🏗 The AKEless Build System for C#/.NET
MSBuild - The Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio.
FAKE - FAKE - F# Make
Psake - A build automation tool written in PowerShell
Invoke-Build - Build Automation in PowerShell
Nake - Magic script-based C# task runner for .NET Core
FlubuCore - A cross platform build and deployment automation system for building projects and executing deployment scripts using C# code.
CS Make - Sake Build
Albacore - Albacore is a professional quality suite of Rake tasks for building .NET or Mono based systems.
EmptyLicensesLicx - Easy continuous integration of apps using third-party controls that rely on licenses.licx files
BuildVersioning - Simple build versioning for .NET, powered by Git tags