Started in April 2017, NUKE is a free, open-source build automation system for C#/.NET. It runs on any platform (.NET Core, .NET Framework, Mono) and integrates natively with all IDEs (VisualStudio, JetBrains Rider, etc.). While builds are bootstrapped with conventional scripts (build.ps1 or build.sh), their actual implementation is based on simple C# console applications. This allows IDE features like code-completion, refactorings and debugging to be used as usual. One further step is that build steps are actual symbols (expression-bodied properties) and therefore provide superior navigation and type-safety.
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9.4 9.5 L1 NUKE VS MSBuildThe Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) is the build platform for .NET and Visual Studio.
5.9 8.1 NUKE VS FlubuCoreA cross platform build and deployment automation system for building projects and executing deployment scripts using C# code.
3.9 0.9 L5 NUKE VS AlbacoreAlbacore is a professional quality suite of Rake tasks for building .NET or Mono based systems.
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The AKEless Build System for C#/.NET
Table of Contents
- Continuous Integration
- Backers & Sponsors
NUKE is the best open-source build automation system for C#/.NET that runs cross-platform on .NET Core, .NET Framework, and Mono. While builds are bootstrapped with conventional Bash or PowerShell scripts, their actual implementation resides in simple C# console applications. This approach unleashes the power of the type system and natively provides IDE features like code-completion, refactorings, and debugging. A custom global tool and several IDE extensions further improve how build projects are setup, authored and executed. A revolutionary code-generation approach ensures scalable integration of third-party tools like MSBuild or dotnet CLI.
Here is a short list of some most-loved features:
- 🎲 Easy to adopt in a team
- 🧠 Comfortable to run
- 🔥 Powerful dependency model
- 📥 Parameter declarations
- 👾 Extensive tools support
- ⚙️ Deep CI integration
- 🍀 Build sharing options
- 🗂 Project model support
- 💾 Abstraction of OS paths
- 🧩 Extensibility points
- 🔌 IDE extensions
- 📝 Logging and assertions
- ❤️ Backed by community
NUKE builds and tests itself on several different CI servers, which helps ensuring a working integration with those systems. At the same time, the individual configuration files serve as example for the generation experience:
|AppVeyor||Win / Ubuntu||appveyor.yml|
|Azure Pipelines||Win / Linux / MacOS||azure-pipelines.yml|
|GitHub Actions||Win / Ubuntu / MacOS||continuous.yml|
|Travis CI||MacOS / Ubuntu||.travis.yml|
NUKE is already a stable full-featured tool that allows implementing build automation on a professional level, and it continues to evolve! We add new features all the time, but we have too many new cool ideas so that any help is highly appreciated. You can develop new features, fix bugs, improve the documentation, or do some other cool stuff.
If you want to contribute, check out the contribution guidelines and first-timer issues. If you have new ideas or want to complain about bugs, feel free to create an issue. Let's create the best tool for build automation together!
Thanks to all the great people who have already contributed to the project!
Backers & Sponsors
This project is driven by contributors investing their private free time. If it helps you improving your productivity and thus financial situation, please consider becoming a backer (individuals) or sponsor (companies). Your monetary contributions will be used to further promote the project (website, stickers, cups). Additional profits will be forwarded to non-profit associations.
- ASP.NET Boilerplate 1
- AvaloniaUI 1
- Aviva Solutions Inc. 1 2
- ChilliCream 1
- CvsHelper 1
- DNN Community 1
- FluentAssertions 1
- JetBrains s.r.o. 1 2
- Octopus Deploy Pty. Ltd. 1 2 3
- OmniSharp 1
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the NUKE README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.