My Take on FAKE in 2020

I’ve been using FAKE since roughly 2009 when Steffen Forkmann first introduced it. I’ve used it for OSS and work projects, builds and deployments, and even committed features to it. I think FAKE is a fantastic tool, and I loved the changes that came in FAKE 5.

However, I’ve been reconsidering my use of FAKE as a default build scripting tool in smaller projects and wanted to write up my reasons for switching to dotnet CLI builds for new projects and migrating some OSS projects to do the same.

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A Diversion

While you wait on real content, which I promise really is coming, I’m hoping I can divert your attention to some really cool goings-on:

  1. IronRuby 1.0 was released!
  2. REST in Practice is finished and is going into publication this year!
  3. Fantastic Herding Code episode!

If you pay close attention, you’ll notice a familiar name scattered throughout. In addition to some of those things, I’ve been doing a lot of projects as opposed to writing, hence the lack of new content here. If you are curious, you might check out these:

  1. FSharp.Monad (a lot of this is from Matt Podwysocki)
  2. FSharp.Reactive (this is mostly from Steffen Forkmann)
  3. Statefulie
  4. Frank
  5. Etc for IronRuby
  6. DataMapper for IronRuby (no repo yet)
  7. FAKE (helping add mono support)
  8. NaturalSpec (helping add mono support)

Hopefully, by the time you finish checking all that out in depth, I’ll have real, new content. 🙂