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.
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.
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 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.
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, its software release automation tool. InfoQ has interviewed Krishnan Badrinarayanan Product Manager to learn more about LiveRebel and the latest release.
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.
ThoughtWorks's latest "Technology Radar" focuses on mobile, accessible analytics, simple architectures, reproducible environments, and data persistence done right.
The recently released WiX 3.7 includes support for MSBuild, self update and reference counting
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.
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.
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?
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.