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Kinook Is Putting The Fun Back Into Visual Studio

Kinook Is Putting The Fun Back Into Visual Studio

Kinook Software's release of Visual Build Professional 5.6 is designed to automate Visual Build Pro by execution of repeatable processes. Kinook's solution will save Visual Studio .NET and Web developers valuable time by reducing the time spent on redundant operations.

Kinook says its software will help put the fun back into application development. One benefit of Visual Build Professional, is the reduction of "boring jobs." The company says, "Visual Build Pro performs the menial, repetitive tasks so you can focus on the fun, challenging stuff."

What is more, information that the company calls "tribal knowledge," which is knowledge that is kept in peoples' heads, will be replaced by a documented build framework. Creating permanent build records can become part of a project's source code, and can be maintained in source control, providing a persistent, documented record of how builds are performed. This way, a more democratic distribution of information is created, in which no single individual holds a monopoly on key pieces of data.

Furthermore, Kinook says, its software will improve overall quality. Implementing a regular build process, Kinook has said, will enable teams to find bugs more quickly, thus facilitating a more even work flow.

Features in this release include full support for building Visual Studio 2005 projects and solutions with MSBuild (without installing Visual Studio on the build box), custom actions for Subversion version control and code signing of executables, support for Borland Delphi 2005 and JBuilder 2005, enhancements to the FTP, Replace in File, and ZIP actions.

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