This chapter shows a standard build environment and shows how to create a build using the nmake tool. You can substitute any build tool you prefer for this environment because only a small number of specific nmake variables are being set. The files discussed in this chapter are available for download at www.thebuildmaster.com as a good working sample that can be modified to build any language.
The example in this chapter could have easily been done using MSBuild and xml files rather than nmake and makefiles. I have also uploaded some sample xml files developed by our United Kingdom Consultants to www.buildmaster.com.