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Microsoft's C# and VB Compilers Now Freely Available

by Jeff Martin on  Aug 01, 2013 3

MSBuild has been renamed to Microsoft Build Tools. This new package includes Microsoft's C# and Visual Basic compilers, making all 3 freely available and independent from Visual Studio or the .NET Framework.

Mobile App Build Automation with Buildozer

by Ralph Winzinger on  Jul 05, 2013

Egeniq released Buildozer, a cloud-based build automation tool for mobile applications. Currently it supports build and distribution for iOS and Android applications. The primary goal of Buildozer is to speed up development by completely automating the build and distribution process.

Facebook Buck and xctool: Open Source Build Tools for Android and iOS

by Abel Avram on  May 18, 2013

This article contains details on the recently open sourced Buck and xctool, the build tools used internally by Facebook for their native Android and iOS applications.

CloudMunch Launches a Full-Stack DevOps Platform

by Grischa Ekart on  May 13, 2013

CloudMunch launched its full-stack DevOps platform - a dashboard of pre-integrated tools for version control, build management, validation, automated testing, deployment and cloud connectors. The company claims its platform significantly simplifies deployment of applications and infrastructure.

Jenkins CI Server Plugin Drives SOASTA CloudTest Server

by Aslan Brooke on  Apr 27, 2013

Earlier this month, SOASTA and CloudBees released a plugin for the Jenkins continuous integration (or CI) server to run automated tests on real physical mobile devices. SOASTA released this plugin with optimizations that were developed by the creator of Jenkins, Kohsuke Kawaguchi. The plugin provides build steps for performing operations and testing mobile devices.

ZeroTurnaround has Announced the Availability of LiveRebel 2.6

by Victor Grazi on  Mar 21, 2013

ZeroTurnaround has announced the availability of LiveRebel 2.6, its software release automation tool. InfoQ has interviewed Krishnan Badrinarayanan Product Manager to learn more about LiveRebel and the latest release.

Grunt 0.4.0 Released: An Emphasis On Modularity

by Tim Heckel on  Mar 09, 2013

The Grunt team updated their Javascript task runner to version 0.4.0 on February 18th in their ongoing effort to decouple the library into more modular parts.

Meet Travis CI: Open Source Continuous Integration

by Tim Heckel on  Feb 18, 2013

The Travis CI Foundation transitioned to a brand new build system on January 30th, both simplifying and bolstering the capacity of their open source continuous integration testing solution.

Trends in the latest Technology Radar

by Aslan Brooke on  Jan 18, 2013 8

ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.

WiX v3.7 - MSBuild, Self Update and Reference Counting

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 31, 2012

The recently released WiX 3.7 includes support for MSBuild, self update and reference counting

.NET Tools And Practices Research Insights

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Dec 13, 2012 2

The community research we published on .NET tools and practices had more than 650 votes leading to some interesting results. We attempt to draw insights.

Google Open Sources Testacular, a JavaScript Test Runner

by Abel Avram on  Nov 28, 2012 4

Google has open sourced Testacular, a JavaScript test runner based on Node.js. The tool can be used to test all major web browsers, can be integrated with CI tools, and it works with any code editor.

SpringFramework Removes OSGi Metadata in Move to Gradle

by Alex Blewitt on  Oct 24, 2012 11

SpringSource have been an advocate backer of the Groovy-powered Gradle build system for some time. Now that the development of 3.2 is nearing completion, it appears that a casualty of that decision is to stop generating OSGi metadata for the Spring Framework.

Project Jigsaw Late for the Train: Deferment ratified

by Victor Grazi on  Oct 21, 2012

JSR 337 expert group has ratified Oracle chief architect Mark Reinhold's proposal to defer Project Jigsaw to Java 9. Were the stated reasons sufficient motivation for this deferment?

Google App Engine Adds Continuous Integration Through Jenkins

by Richard Seroter on  Oct 09, 2012

Thanks to a partnership with cloud software provider CloudBees, Google App Engine users can now use the continuous integration tool Jenkins to build, test, and deploy their cloud applications. This new service continues a general PaaS trend of providing continuous integration tools that connect to leading source control repositories.

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