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Introducing Nitrate, a set of PowerShell scripts to help you grow your Orchard

Topics: Announcements, Writing modules
Jul 8, 2013 at 3:53 PM

I like Orchard a lot and I have several projects which do or will use it. I also am a big fan of automating repetitive and tedious tasks. So some time ago, I set out to improve my Orchard development workflow. I called the result Nitrate, because it's a bit of pollution (rather ugly PowerShell scripts) which make my Orchards grow faster. Here's the link:

There's a bit of documentation but here's the features list:
  • Commit only your code to source control.
  • Easily build and keep a consistent environment across a team.
  • Automatically configure IIS and SQL Server.
  • Easy database backup and restore (useful to test migrations or 3rd party modules).
  • Git style commands work from anywhere in your environment path.
  • Synchronize your site with FTP (experimental)
Hopefully, some of you will find this useful and maybe even contribute fixes and features!
Jul 8, 2013 at 4:32 PM
Cool, thanks for sharing, I am sure Piotr will be interested :)
Jul 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM
Looks very interesting! I'm going to try this out when I spin up my 1.7 site
Jul 9, 2013 at 2:40 PM
Interesting, indeed!