Published : Mar 29, 2022
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Trial Worth pursuing. It is important to understand how to build up this capability. Enterprises should try this technology on a project that can handle the risk.
NUKE is a build system for .NET and an alternative to either the traditional MSBuild or Cake and Fake which we've featured previously in the Radar. NUKE represents build instructions as a C# DSL, making it easy to learn and with good IDE support. In our experience, NUKE made it really simple to build automation for .NET projects. We like the accurate static code checks and hints. We also like that we can use any NuGet package seamlessly and that the automation code can be compiled to avoid problems at runtime. NUKE isn't new, but its novel approach — using a C# DSL — and our positive overall experience prompted us to include it here.