Inside the Microsoft Build Engine

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

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As software complexity increases, proper build practices become ever more important. This essential reference-fully updated for Visual Studio 2010-drills inside MSBuild and shows you how to maximize your control over the build and deployment process. Learn how to customize and extend build processes with MSBuild-and scale them to the team, product, or enterprise level with Team Foundation Build.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 616 pages
  • 188 x 227 x 33mm | 1,028g
  • Redmond, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0735645248
  • 9780735645240
  • 707,359

Table of contents

Praise for: Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition

Chapter 1: MSBuild Quick Start
Chapter 2: MSBuild Deep Dive, Part 1
Chapter 3: MSBuild Deep Dive, Part 2

Customizing MSBuild

Chapter 4: Custom Tasks
Chapter 5: Custom Loggers

Advanced MSBuild Topics

Chapter 6: Batching and Incremental Builds
Chapter 7: External Tools

MSBuild Cookbook

Chapter 8: Practical Applications, Part 1
Chapter 9: Practical Applications, Part 2

MSBuild in Visual C++ 2010

Chapter 10: MSBuild in Visual C++ 2010, Part 1
Chapter 11: MSBuild in Visual C++ 2010, Part 2
Chapter 12: Extending Visual C++ 2010

Team Foundation Build

Chapter 13: Team Build Quick Start
Chapter 14: Team Build Deep Dive
Chapter 15: Workflow Foundation Quick Start
Chapter 16: Process Template Customization

Web Development Tool

Chapter 17: Web Deployment Tool, Part 1
Chapter 18: Web Deployment Tool, Part 2
Chapter 19: Web Deployment Tool Practical Applications

New Features in MSBuild 4.0
Building Large Source Trees
Upgrading from Team Foundation Build 2008
About the Author
Best Practices for Software Engineering
Collaborative Technologies-Resources for Developers
For C# Developers
For Visual Basic Developers
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About Sayed Hashimi

Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi is a consultant, trainer, and senior software developer who has designed large-scale, distributed applications using a variety of programming languages and platforms, including Microsoft .NET, C++, and Java. This is his third book on MSBuild.
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