Activity Stream

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @codeplex] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday.  Redesigned Home Page with Activity Stream In CodePlex we continuously look for ways to provide our users with the most recent and relevant information they are seeking. It is with this in mind that we…

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Integration with AppHarbor

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @codeplex] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday. AppHarbor In CodePlex, we continue to look for ways to enhance our project hosting offering by partnering with other companies and their services. AppHarbor is a platform to build, execute unit tests, and deploy ASP.NET…

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Survey Results: Open Source Developer Preferences (June 2011)

We recently conducted a survey of open source developers to learn about their current preferences on hosting sites and source control systems. We have run this survey twice before so we now have some trending information on the direction that preferences are moving. The survey was advertised via Twitter, initially posted to https://twitter.com/msdn, but was…

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StackOverflow Careers now includes user activity from CodePlex

Stack Overflow Careers is an innovative new job site for programmers.  One thing they have recognized is that participation in open source projects is a great way for potential employers to learn more about a job candidate, and also give developers a new way of differentiating themselves with employers.  So they have now announced the…


.NET Open Source Community – CodePlex / GitHub Comparision

The .NET segment of the open source ecosystem has been one of the fastest growing over the last few years.  The vast majority of all projects on CodePlex are .NET related, and among .NET developers CodePlex is generally the most well-known open source project hosting site.  The number of new projects started on CodePlex has…

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OData Service for TFS 2010, try it out on CodePlex

The Visual Studio team just recently released the beta of the OData Service for Team Foundation Server 2010.  Check out the announcement here. To help get customer feedback, they made the service available to all CodePlex TFS users here: https://codeplexodata.cloudapp.net/ So go ahead and give it a try.  Any questions or feedback about the service…


Pull Request Diff Notes, Adding Changesets, and a Vertical Splitter

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @codeplex] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website yesterday. Pull Request Diff Notes In a continuation of the pull request conversations feature that we added in our March release, we’ve added the ability to add notes to files that are submitted as part of…

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Pull Request Conversations, Inline Diff Enhancements

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website today. Pull Request Conversations Previously, the only way for project members and users who submitted pull requests to converse was via e-mail. This complicated the review process and made conversations isolated and difficult to track. For…

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Pull Request Changes, Multi-Selection in Advanced View, and Advertisement Changes

[Do you tweet? Follow us on Twitter @matthawley and @adacole_msft] We deployed a new version of the CodePlex website today. Pull Request Changes In this release, we have begun to re-focus on Pull Requests to ensure a productive experience between the project users and developers. We feel we made significant progress in this area for…

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