Want to join the CodePlex team?

We currently have an opening for a web developer.  Here is the job description: We are looking for a web developer to help continue the success of CodePlex as we build the next generation of features for the site. We are trying to innovate in new ways to make CodePlex the best open source project…

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Short URLs

We had many requests for URL rewriting support, and although we didn’t do a full implementation in the current release, we did add support for short URLs for project home pages. You can link to your project’s home page through: http://www.codeplex.com/<projectname> So, for example, the home page for the SameDesk project is now: http://www.codeplex.com/SameDesk In…

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Please Vote! (No, not that kind)

A big year for politics as the elections just finished. You may or may not have noticed that the same day was our latest CodePlex release which includes … (drumroll) … voting on items in the issue tracker!  Honestly, the timing of the voting feature was pure coincidence, we didn’t even think about the fact that we…

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Breaking The Silence: Work Item Tracking Upgrade

We haven’t deployed in about 6 weeks, because this deployment includes a rather sizeable rewrite of the issue tracking system that took us longer than our normal 3 week deployments. We used AJAX to improve the usability of the site in selected places, including in the issue tracker system. We had a lot of feedback…

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Improved RSS

We are doing launches of the CodePlex application every three weeks or so. Today’s launch includes some improved RSS functionality, including a site-wide RSS feed which provides daily statistics and live updates on new projects added to the site. It also contains a few bug fixes; the most visible one is that Wiki updates render into…

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Answering Questions About CodePlex and TFS

Phil Haack has some questions about CodePlex and our use of Team Foundation Server that I’d like to answer. Note that I’m not trying to convince Phil to use CodePlex; rather, I want to clarify answers to his questions so that he and others can make the best decisions on their own. (That said, of…

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CodePlex Development Process

One of the things I would like to do with my posts here is to give people a bit of an inside view as to how the CodePlex team does what it does. I’d like to start with a brief overview of how our development process works. For those of you who don’t know Jim…

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Welcome to CodePlex!

I’m posting this on behalf of Jim Newkirk, who is on vacation. Our goal with this blog is to be a place, direct from the team members, for information about CodePlex. What are we working on? When is the next deployment? How do you develop CodePlex? Why did we make decisions the way we do?…

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