A Journey Through Open Source: The Trials & Triumphs in Roslyn’s First Year of Open Source

“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure.” — Gandalf, The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien On April 3, 2014, Anders Hejlsberg set us on our open source journey when he made the .NET Compiler Platform (aka “Roslyn”) source code public live on stage in San Francisco. Without much open source experience to guide us (or… Read more

Introducing the Visual Studio 2015 Preview for C# and VB

Download Visual Studio 2015 Preview and review the release notes. Over the past several years, our team has been hard at work re-implementing the full language stacks for C# and Visual Basic. While this was a long investment, we knew that an improved stack with a cleaner architecture would allow our team to work faster,… Read more

No new C# and VB Language Features in VS 2013

As you can see in the VS2013 Preview, we have not added new language features to C# and Visual Basic in the next version of Visual Studio. I’d like to share our thinking on this. There are essentially two main reasons why we chose not to evolve the languages this time around. The most important… Read more

Roslyn Syntax Visualizers

Hi All! A few weeks ago, we announced the Microsoft “Roslyn” CTP. I hope many of you have had a chance to download the CTP and take it for a spin 🙂 If you haven’t, do give it a try. To recap – in the Roslyn CTP, we are previewing a powerful set of language… Read more