I was thrilled to see Mary Jo Foley, from ZDNet, blog about Sandcastle at her “Microsoft Codenames” page. I met Mary at TechEd 2006 in
Mary had the following about Sandcastle in her blog on code name:
Meaning/context of the code name: No idea. (Anyone out there know why Microsoft chose this particular code name?)
Sure Mary and I will be happy to explain. When Microsoft shipped VS 2005 (code named “Whidbey”) we internally used a "beach theme" code base called “Coronado” to build and ship our conceptual and managed reference content. As a part of this beach theme, the managed reference reflection and build engine portion of the
I will provide more details about our internal documentation process in a separate blog.