Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build


Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build

"The build process is when code gets assembled to see how well it works, this is a critical step in software development.  Developers had few options for customizing the build process before Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008, but the Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) enables developers to customize each step during the build process.  MSBuild is extensible and uses an XML file to describe each step, allowing the build master or developer to easily change and augment how projects are built.  This book offers hands-on guidance for customizing MSBuild, and provides a cookbook of examples on Web deployment, automated releases, and other essential topics.  It also covers Visual Studio Team Foundation Build, the build engine in Visual Studio Team System."

The book was written by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew

I am definitely going to pre-order a copy of this book.

About wesmacdonald

Wes MacDonald is a Visual Studio ALM MVP, PSD, MCT and a Principal Consultant for LIKE 10 INC., a SharePoint Server, Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server Consulting Firm providing premium support and guidance services.

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