Cake is built on top of the Roslyn compiler which enables you to write your build scripts in pure C# in either a standard console project, using Cake Frosting, or as Cake script.
Cake runs on .NET Core, .NET Framework, Mono and is available on Windows, Linux and macOS. See Runners for a list of available runners.
Cake can run as simple console applications with full IDE integration including IntelliSense or refactoring. There are extensions available to provide advanced features for most popular IDEs and editors. See Editors for detailed feature list.
Regardless if you're building on your own machine, or building on a CI system such as Azure Pipelines, GitHub Actions, TeamCity or Jenkins, Cake is built to behave in the same way. See Build Systems for a full list.
Cake supports the most common tools used during builds such as MSBuild, .NET Core CLI, MSTest, xUnit, NUnit, NuGet, ILMerge, WiX and SignTool out of the box and many more through an ever growing list of addins and modules.