Typically I check the download stats for EntLib about once a month. Back in Dec I knew we were on the path to 1 mln downloads but today I am pleased to announce to the EntLib users’ community that now we have actually exceeded 1mln downloads! And that doesn't include the frameworks that a number of companies built based on EntLib and distribute through their own channels.
There has been a fair amount of discussion on the validity and value of the download metrics. Without going into any further debates (not that it's not worth it, it's just going to be another post), I think this is an achievement worth mentioning to the community and celebrating. EntLib is the only p&p asset that has reached this milestone so far. And it’s a significant one. It does correlate with the value that customers draw from EntLib.
Congratulations and many thanks to all who made EntLib such a success! I know I am risking to miss somebody (in that case, please let me know), but I do want to acknowledge the following people from Microsoft and beyond (in the alphabetical order) who have contributed in one way or another to EntLib throughout the years: Abhinav Bana, Ade Miller, Adrian Alonso, Alex Homer, Benoit Morneau, Bhavin Jayantilal Raichura, Brad Wilson, Brenton Webster, Brian Button, Brian LaMacchia, Carl Ellison, Carlos Farre, Chris Tavares, Dave McPherson, David Keogh, David Lee, David Raphael, Dhananjaya Rao, Dmitri Ossipov, Dragos Manolescu, Don Smith, Edward Jezierski, Eric Blanchet, Eric Deily, Fernando Simonazzi, Gokulaprakash Thilagar, Hanz Zhang, Hernan de Lahitte, Hisham Baz, James Newkirk, Jeevarani Radhakrishnan, John Socha-Leialoha, Jonathan Hawkins, Jonathan Keljo, Jonathan Wanagel, Kawarjit Bedi, Krzysztof Cwalina, Kyle Huntley, Lenny Fenster, Linh Nguyen, Mani Krishnaswami, Manickavasagam Shanmugasundaram, Mark Curphey, Meenakshi Krishnamoorthi, Mike Downen, Mohammad Al-Sabt, Nalini S, Nelly Delgado, Olaf Conijn, Oscar Calvo, Pablo Castro, Paul Currit, Paul Slater, Pavan Kumar Sura, Peter Provost, Prashant Bansode, Rick Zimmerman, RoAnn Corbisier, Roberta Leibovitz, Rohit Sharma, Rudy Araujo, Sateesh Venkata Surya Nadupalli, Scott Densmore, Shanku Niyogi, Shaun Hayes, Sharadda Arora, Sharon Smith, Shoichi Takasaki, Stefan Schackow, Terrence Cyril Joseph Anthuvan, Thomas Marquardt, Tim Osborn, Timothy Shakarian, Tina Burden McGrayne, Tom Hollander, Tushar More, Umashankar Murugesan, William French, William Loeffler, Wojtek Kozaczynski, Yen-Ming Chen. Thank you all!