A couple of weeks ago, I attended CodeMash 2009 in Sandusky, Ohio - my second time attending as Program Manager for CodePlex. The first year, I spent 2 days sitting non-stop with project owners and site visitors, collecting feedback about the site. Their feedback would play a significant role in determining the priorities for upcoming features. Now that a year has past, we wanted to share with you how CodePlex has grown.
|Site Traffic||2008||2007||% increase from 2007|
|New Registered Users||66,553||38,651||+72%|
Over 2008, we had 12 new releases of the CodePlex software, with the following top 9 features:
- Subversion client support – server hosted SVN Bridge allowing SVN clients to “just work” against the CodePlex TFS servers
- Site redesign – new look and feel, upgraded UI. The end of the nuclear waste green era.
- Silverlight hosting – okay, technically not deployed within 2008, but who’s counting =D
- Project statistics – see daily statistics of page views, downloads, and visits
- Ratings and reviews – rate and review project releases
- Project Discussions mailing lists – get notifications and discuss projects via e-mail alongside the online discussion boards
- AJAX Source code browser – easily browse source code before download with file tree view and source code syntax highlighting
- Search improvements – added sort by relevance or ratings, search by development status or license type, and search term highlighting
- Discussions rich text editor – write Discussions posts using a WYSIWYG editor
Top New Projects of 2008
These are the top Open Source projects created in 2008, by page view count:
- WPF – This is the main site for updates on the WPF roadmap and the portal for accessing the WPF Toolkit and the WPF Futures releases.
- Silverlight – The Silverlight Toolkit is a collection of Silverlight controls, components and utilities made available outside the normal Silverlight release cycle.
- CompositeWPF – The Composite Application Guidance for WPF and Silverlight is designed to help you more easily build enterprise-level Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and Silverlight client applications.
- MVCSamples – This project is for prototype and sample ASP.NET MVC Sample applications.
- Unity – The Unity Application Block (Unity) is a lightweight extensible dependency injection container with support for constructor, property, and method call injection.
- White – Automate windows applications
And as for 2009?
We’re waiting to hear your feedback! Let us know what we can do.