One of the best ways I’ve found to learn programming is to read programs, to wander through the paths a project takes to do its magic. The source of all knowledge, so to speak… But where do you find this source?
Today’s feed is one way;
CodePlex.com is a free project hosting site from Microsoft. This site allows you to host your projects, track issues, have discussions, deliver documentation, download releases and be your source code repository.
The issue and version control is based on Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server product. Think TFS in the cloud. Meaning it ties into Visual Studio as seamlessly as your TFS does at work. I’m not going to go into why source control is so important, nor TFS. I’ll just say, if you’re not, what are you thinking? CodePlex is free, easy and if you’re already in a Visual Studio world (or even not as CodePlex supports SVN and Mercurial too) and your working on a OSS, or source available, project, then not using it might be silly… (and if CodePlex isn’t to your like there are other sites to consider… Friends don’t let friends code without version control…)
Why do I like this feed and think you might also? .
The volume of projects and releases on CodePlex is high and getting higher. Trying to keep up with them would be impossible without this feed. This feed makes it easy to keep an eye of the CodePlex happenings, allowing you to easily see what’s new and released (and so you can then spelunk the code, grab the release, etc)
Like browsing, watching, seeing cool OSS/Source Available projects?
Code in the MS space?
Like to see what your fellow developers are building?
Like browsing source?
Then you might like this feed…
Snap of the latest post:
|Post Types:||New Projects, Releases, Most Popular and Most Active Projects|
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