I wanted to do a shout out to two of the Belgian developers in the community: Maarten Balliauw and Xavier Decoster have just launched a very interesting site and service for .NET developers: www.MyGet.org. What a great idea! At the same time they even came up with their own new abbreviation: NaaS for NuGet-as-a-Service
What is it?
First you need to learn more about NuGet itself. If you haven’t used NuGet and are doing .NET development you should check it out. NuGet comes in the format of a Visual Studio extension that allows you do install and update libraries for your projects. It’s in essence a package manager for .NET. NuGet itself is free and open source. Learn more at http://nuget.org (NuGet Gallery) and http://nuget.codeplex.com.
MyGet is a service Maarten and Xavier have built, hosted on the cloud (Windows Azure) that allows you to create your own private feeds to be used by the Visual Studio Package Manager. Once you sign in you’re ready to go. Create your own feed by searching packages from the gallery or even upload your own.
How to get started?
Install the components by using the links below and start using NuGet and MyGet. Watch Scott Hanselman’s TechDays session: “NuGet In Depth: Empowering Open Source on the .NET Platform” and then start using it for your projects and inside the enterprise.
Kudos Maarten & Xavier!