Exploring FAKE, an F# Build System for all of .NET

added by Paul Wheeler
3/18/2014 3:12:51 PM


Today I'm exploring a make system called FAKE. It's F# Make, a build automation system similar to Make (which is 38 years old next month!) or Rake (which uses Ruby). Fake is a Domain Specific Language that you can use without knowing F#, but if and when you outgrow it you can keep heading down the F# road. In all cases you've got all of .NET at your command. FAKE isn't new, it's actually been around for 4 years with 55 contributors so far! It works not only on .NET but also on Linux and Mac under Mono - it works everywhere. Because it's all .NET you can use it on your Continuous Integration Servers like TeamCity or Travis CI.