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The .NET Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization established to support an innovative, commercially friendly, open-source ecosystem around the .NET platform.
How we support the community?
Open Source Projects
The .NET Foundation provides several services to support the open source projects in our community and help them grow.
We work not only with Microsoft, but with the broader industry to increase exposure of .NET's capabilities. All our resources are designed to support developers and your projects, and help promote your endeavors with like-minded folks!
The foundation also lists a number of presentations, workshops, e-books and tutorials from the community.
Cake (C# Make) is a cross-platform build automation system with a C# DSL for tasks such as compiling code, copying files and folders, running unit tests, compressing files and building NuGet packages. It ships both as a .Net Global Tool and a .Net Framework executable. Out of the box it contains a number of different aliases to allow you to quickly orchestrate your build process, such as MSBuild, DotNet Core CLI, NuGet, and Chocolatey. In addition, there are over 280 community driven addins which allow you to perform other build tasks. For information on getting started with Cake, reference the Running Cake Scripts Documentation.
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