FireGiant co-founder and CEO, Rob Mensching, worked at Microsoft on installation technology for 14 years. During his tenure, he helped numerous product groups ensure WiX could meet the company’s diverse and demanding requirements. Having run the gauntlet at Microsoft, WiX is sure to meet the challenge of any software team.
Competing installation technologies just don’t scale. The inability to use basic source control features, such as viewing and merging, creates fundamental roadblocks for large-scale installations. With WiX, the source code for the installer works like the source code for the rest of the product. Its compile and link model allows for distribution among many developers. Reusable blocks of logic can be distributed in source code format using fragments or encapsulated in binary format using compiled libraries (.wixlibs). Companies can even create multiple product SKUs (e.g., express, professional, ultimate) from a single code base.