Being able to understand the build is a dev superpower YOU SHOULD HAVE. We’ll talk about what you need to know when you’re debugging a build issue: how MSBuild works and how to see what it’s doing and why it’s doing it. I’ll also give an overview of what’s new in the latest version.
Rainer is a developer in Microsoft’s Tools for Software Engineers group where he maintains the MSBuild engine and related tools. In his 9 years at Microsoft, he’s also worked on Windows, SQL Server, and other build and engineering-productivity infrastructure. In his spare time, he watches too many comic-book based TV shows.