C# Build Automation

Open-source C# projects categorized as Build Automation

Top 11 C# Build Automation Projects

  • MSBuild

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

    Project mention: Sharing Saturday #459 | reddit.com/r/roguelikedev | 2023-03-24

    I did get confirmation that the actual kill has been postponed to .Net 9.0 rather than .Net 8.0 . However, that PR is factually wrong regarding when System.Runtime.Serialization use became opt-in -- I had to counter-adjust Rogue Survivor Revived to opt into using System.Runtime.Serialization for .Net 7.0, last November i.e. Nov 2022.

  • Cake

    :cake: Cake (C# Make) is a cross platform build automation system.

    Project mention: Unpopular opinion: CI/CD engines are an awful idea | reddit.com/r/devops | 2023-02-04

    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.

  • InfluxDB

    Access the most powerful time series database as a service. Ingest, store, & analyze all types of time series data in a fully-managed, purpose-built database. Keep data forever with low-cost storage and superior data compression.

  • NUKE

    🏗 The AKEless Build System for C#/.NET (by nuke-build)

    Project mention: Cake Sprinkles - "Decorations" for C# Make (Cake) Frosting. | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2023-03-26
  • buildtool

    A powerful automation tool for quickly and easily generating builds with Unity.

  • FlubuCore

    A cross platform build and deployment automation system for building projects and executing deployment scripts using C# code.

  • Nake

    Magic script-based C# task runner for .NET Core

  • CS Make

    Sake Build (by sakeproject)

  • SonarQube

    Static code analysis for 29 languages.. Your projects are multi-language. So is SonarQube analysis. Find Bugs, Vulnerabilities, Security Hotspots, and Code Smells so you can release quality code every time. Get started analyzing your projects today for free.

  • Textrude

    Code generation from YAML/JSON/CSV models via SCRIBAN templates

    Project mention: Is there a source generator that generates poco classes from a JSON schema? | reddit.com/r/csharp | 2022-06-11

    Fair point - source generators can run arbitrary code so yes, they can read a json file and then spit out something else in response. If you want to translate the json schema into the equivalent C# you'll need to write a small amount of code to deserialize the json into a JObject tree, walk it, and emit c# code. I do something similar in my Textrude code-generation/templating project except I'm translating the tree into an equivalent Scriban object tree. The relevant source code is here. All that said, this is a fairly specialised and common task - I can't believe there's not a command line tool to do this already.

  • vsSolutionBuildEvent

    🎛 Event-Catcher with variety of advanced Actions to service projects, libraries, build processes, runtime environment of the Visual Studio, MSBuild Tools, and …

  • 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

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2023-03-26.

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What are some of the best open-source Build Automation projects in C#? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 MSBuild 4,919
2 Cake 3,551
3 NUKE 1,831
4 buildtool 878
5 FlubuCore 845
6 Nake 218
7 CS Make 121
8 Textrude 93
9 vsSolutionBuildEvent 67
10 EmptyLicensesLicx 67
11 BuildVersioning 45
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