The week in .NET – Nuke, Warden.NET, .NET in Bangalore, and links!

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Tool of the week: Nuke

Nuke is a cross-platform build automation system with C# DSL, much like Cake. It features auto-completion, refactoring, and navigation in all IDEs. Nuke avoids complexity, and integrates as a normal project.

[Parameter] string MyGetApiKey;

Target Publish => _ => _
        .Requires(() => MyGetApiKey)
        .OnlyWhen(() => IsServerBuild)
        .DependsOn(Pack)
        .Executes(() => GlobFiles(OutputDirectory / "packages", "*.nupkg")
                .ForEach(x => NuGetPush(s => s
                        .SetTargetPath(x)
                        .SetVerbosity(NuGetVerbosity.Detailed)
                        .SetApiKey(MyGetApiKey)
                        .SetSource("https://www.myget.org/F/nukebuild/api/v2/package"))));

Package of the week: Warden.NET

The System.Diagnostics.Process class while useful does not have a concept for parent applications; while Windows itself does track parents, it does not track grandparents and processes can quickly become orphaned. Which is where Warden comes in. Warden.NET is a simple to use library for managing processes and their states.

WardenManager.Initialize();
var wardenTest = await WardenProcess.Start("notepad.exe", string.Empty, ProcessTypes.Win32);
if (wardenTest != null)
{
    wardenTest.OnStateChange += delegate (object sender, StateEventArgs args)
    {
        Console.WriteLine($"---\nName: {wardenTest.Name}\nId: {wardenTest.Id}\nstate changed to {args.State}\n---");
    };
}

User group meeting of the week: .NET day in Bangalore

The .NET Bangalore user group has a full day event on Saturday, August 5 with a great agenda: ES6 for .NET developers, .NET Core WebAPI, ASP.NET Core, and AI with .NET.

.NET

ASP.NET

C#

F#

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Xamarin

Azure

UWP

And this is it for this week!

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