Yesterday was an incredibly fun day for me. Wanted to break up the endless series of IDE tips and tricks posts with a little something different…
Myth #1: Software hosted on CodePlex is only for developers
Fact: CodePlex is for any open source software application. Some of our top projects include Rawr, a .NET tool for World of Warcraft players, and the Vista Battery Saver, an app for managing your laptop battery life.
Myth #2: You have to purchase Microsoft software to use CodePlex
Fact: Visual Studio Team Explorer is free for use with CodePlex. Other clients include TeamPrise, TortoiseSVN, and the CodePlex Client.
Myth #3: CodePlex is only for Microsoft projects
Fact: There are over 350 Microsoft projects on CodePlex. The other 5,000 projects are owned by members of the community.
Myth #4: CodePlex projects must run on Windows
Fact: CodePlex welcomes all technologies.
Myth #5: CodePlex is run by Microsoft
Fact: This one is true! =D
If people have any other myths or facts, please let me know!
Also Soma, our Senior Vice President for Developer Division (aka Visual Studio and more), also blogged about CodePlex turning 2 years old.