Setup: Windows – .NET 4.5, Linux – Mono 3, Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14). I need to build and test .NET application from command line and on CI server.
Sample solution can be downloaded from here https://github.com/mchudinov/BuildingTesting. Solution is compatible with MonoDevelop 5, Xamarin Studio 5 and Visual Studio 2012,2013,2015.
1. Building in command line
There are two standard command line building tools for .NET: MSBuild on Windows and xbuild on Linux/Mono. xbuild build files are compatible (with some exceptions) with MSBuild files.
We need at least 4 simple steps (targets as they called in MSBuild terminology) to build a .NET solution:
- Restore NuGet packages
- Build binaries
- Run unit tests