NPanday Origins

Dec 3, 2008 at 6:31 AM
Edited Dec 3, 2008 at 8:38 AM
Since NPanday is a project that builds .NET Applications, we brainstormed for a name that would symbolize a great builder, a builder that would have more freedom from its predecessor.

Panday is a bisaya word for carpenter/builder and at the same time Panday is a fictional Filipino comic hero that would fight monsters using a dagger which magically turns into a sword when raised into the sky.
The materials of the dagger came from a meteorite that struck down on earth during the reign of the monsters and supernatural beings. Panday fights to bring back freedom and peace to the people once more.


Q: What are the requirements needed to run NPanday?
A: You would need to install
  • Nunit
  • Java 1.5 or higher
  • Apache Maven

Q: Do you need to have intensive knowledge on the Apache Maven or Java in order to run NPanday
A: Nope, since NPanday aims to run on the back ground. The user will have minimal interaction with Apache Maven.

Q: Can NPanday build projects outside of VS since it is a VS Addin?
A: Yes, since NPanday creates a pom file from your corresponding .Net Project you can build your .Net Projects using Apache Maven commands.

Q: Why use NPanday when you can build .Net Applications in VS?
A: NPanday aims for Continuous Integration and Artifact Management for your .Net Applications using Open Source Technology, by using NPanday you can take advantage of existing development infrastructure that is compatible with Maven.

Dec 3, 2008 at 9:08 PM
Thanks for this background, I found it interesting.  The word 'panday' is new to me.  Can you tell me how I would correctly pronounce it?
Dec 4, 2008 at 12:41 AM
Edited Dec 4, 2008 at 12:52 AM
Panday is pronounced as Pun (pun like a word pun) and Die (like die hard) so.. Pundie.