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Since 2005, Meligy has been involved in various kinds of web systems from payment gateways, SaaS CMS and eCommerce platforms, business workflow automations to private social media integrations and public social network integrations, working with commercial and non-profit organizations in Egypt, Middle East, Azerbaijan, and Australia.

In addition to mentoring other developers during gigs, Meligy is also an active blogger about new technologies in the .NET and web spaces, as well as a technical presenter on technologies and Agile processes in both offline usergroup communities, and his own online video tutorials.


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comment What build tools do not depend on java (or Ruby)?
OK, another example, if I'm doing .NET, I expect the only thing on a dev machine to be .NET or Mono if on Linux. If doing Node, I'd expect the dev machine to only require Node, etc. It's not very rare to see .NET build stuff in Ruby, or even like TeamCity itself (which is accepted exception, because it's not setup on dev machines) in Java. Thinking about "the repo has everything for new dev to start with including running the build (with its tests)" except .NET/Node runtime of course (for an app targeting .NET or Node). Looks like just MSbuild is the way for .NET, not sure for Node.
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comment What build tools do not depend on java (or Ruby)?
Yeah, I wouldn't even try and not use MSBuild for compilation. Might be logical to even go and use it for everything, I just keep seeing many people tending not to do that, and going for other options like PowerShell and other build systems calling MSBuild. Regarding Python, it's likely as available as Ruby on common Linux distributions by default. Windows doesn't include any of these by default though. My target is being able to have a developer on a vanilla machine to get clone the code without installing any dependencies and still be able to build and run tests.
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comment What build tools do not depend on java (or Ruby)?
So, I didn't mean a build tool that built everything from scratch. When you build an application in C++ for example or whatever, you use several DLLs and such, but those can be packaged as an independent distribution, or can still have dependencies like VC++ Re-distributable stuff. I'm looking for the first. Another example, when you install some Delphi app, it doesn't require you to install Delphi, etc... I'm just checking if such exists anyway, not that I'm saying it "should" exist or so.
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comment What build tools do not depend on java (or Ruby)?
Sorry if I didn't express this correctly, what I meant was something that can come standalone, like how an EXE is in windows for example, and unlike a jar file that requires me to install Java. I think Ruby can be stand alone (as in, portable in a folder) on Windows, not sure about Linux though, and I know Node can be portable too, again, at least on Windows.
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comment What build tools do not depend on java (or Ruby)?
Well, yeah, What I'm after is the build script that would run MSBuild for compiling for example, and then have the rest build/test steps, instead of setting these all in MSBuild, also, wondering if there is equivalent story in Node.
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