September 2009 Entries

UppercuT – Elegant Solution to Strong Naming

Here’s how you can sign a set of assemblies in a project with a key using UppercuT: 1. Open the UppercuT.config file. 2. Change the following to “true”: 3. Done. Did I mention that creates a private key if it is not there as well?! This was from a patch sent in by Dru Sellers. Thanks Dru! With this knowledge you shall build ......

UppercuT Presentation Afterthoughts

The presentation for TopDNUG went pretty well. There were some good questions and back and forth. The room really seemed to come alive when in a matter of less than ten minutes I added UppercuT to two different Open Source projects (Reflexil and Quartz.NET) and had them off of the ground and building. Full builds, too. With versioning, compiling, unit testing, packaging, etc. I also unveiled the new logo for UppercuT: Here is the slide deck: UppercuT Presentation (may need to be renamed to .pptx) ......

UppercuT – Automated Builds - Change is Good

Recently I reported that there were going to be some changes to UppercuT. And there have been. These are a summary of some of the most significant changes: Uppercut now reports it's version. This is helpful to know where you are versus the current version. It also reports the time when it finishes a build. Custom Replacement Tasks are now implemented. This is to add a task to the custom folder that completely replaces the normal workings of the build step it is replacing. A pre or post custom step ......

Universal NAnt Script for Gallio

So Gallio has been out for a little while and I admit that I am a little slow when it comes to looking at new frameworks. I mean there is so much to look at and only so much time in the day allocated to programming. Anyway, there really isn’t much documentation out there yet for using Gallio with NAnt. I am of the thought that is due to all of the people who are really smart with builds are using Rake and/or PSake now. So I set off to create another universal script. This basically follows the conventions ......

UppercuT Undergoing Some Major Changes

I’m slimming it down and rethinking some of the idioms it is currently using. Stay tuned…

TopDNUG Meeting Rescheduled – September 24, 2009

Due to scheduling conflicts, the meeting has been moved to Thursday September 24, 2009. http://groups.google.com/gr... I updated the original post as well. This being the second time in two months comes with a little explanation. The business where we hold our meetings graciously lets us use the meeting space for free. As such sometimes they ask that we reschedule to meet their needs ......