In late March, the last time we checked in on Amazon reviews of Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626287), Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew were four for four: all the reviews were 5 stars. Yep, their streak has continued.
Check out the titles of the eight 5-star reviews:
- Fantastic Reference for integrating Team Foundation Build with MSBuild, not for beginners
- Fills the void
- The best book for learning MSBuild
- Best book on the subject, hands down
- The Definitive Companion on MSBuild and Team Build 2008
- A "must have" for any budding build master
- Highly Impressed
- The book that everyone who does builds with Visual Studio needs
And here’s a snippet from one of the recent reviews:
This book made a huge difference in helping me achieve a clean and efficient implementation. I was able to have any number of Team Builds all using a single (master) TFSBuild.proj file with calls to reusable code for all the builds. I was able to add and configure a new team build in minutes without creating any redundant code. I have yet to plumb all the depths of this book and look forward to it with great expectations!