Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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Free build server as a service for C#/.Net

For my own private pet projects, I never bother setting up a build server. It was too much hassle. Too much work. Consequently. my unit test were not run as often as they should be. And at times even failing when I had been lazy and only run a subset of te tests. A shame really.

Now the good news. There no longer is an excuse! It is SO EASY to get started with build servers. They are provided as a service you can just plug in to.

The status of my projects are now online: <br>AutoHasher
: Build status
<br>StatePrinter: Build status


To get started all you have to do is

  1. Logon to https://ci.appveyor.com/ using you github account
  2. Click on the projects you want to automatically get build whenever some one pushes a commit.
  3. Done!

..Well, I had two minor obstacles to overcome. They were easily solved though.

  1. It did not find my Nuget reference to Nunit straight away. I had to go into the Project settings > Build > Before build script and type nuget restore
  2. The other was getting those fine bagdes to display. Go to the Project settings > Badges and fetch the code.

Happy testing :-)