Tools, techniques and practices used by an open-source project with 200 million downloads

After more than 10 years of development, our pet project, Fluent Assertions has almost reached the 200 million downloads. Providing a high quality library like that doesn't come for free. We've been trying to write code that is clean enough for our contributors, write tests that are self-explanatory, ensure breaking changes are strictly controlled and try to make it easy to use. In this talk, I'd like to share the tools and techniques we have been using. I'll talk about the release strategy, documentation, versioning, naming conventions, code structure, the build pipeline, automated testing, code coverage, API change detection, multi-targeting and more.

Covers: GitVersion, GitFlow, semver, Chill, test naming conventions, Nuke, GHA, Coverlet, Approval Tests, GH release notes, Jekyll/Minimal Mistakes, multi-targeting, C# 10, Rider, Jetbrains Annotations, editorconfig/Stylecop, TDD, design guidelines, decision logs, mutation testing

Dennis Doomen

Hands-on architect in the .NET space with 26 years of experience on an everlasting quest for knowledge to build the right software the right way at the right time

The Hague, Netherlands

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