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  • Blog Post: Claimspace: Against a Well-designed Reputation System

    Clay Shirky recently published a post on Corante, entitled "Against Well-designed Reputation Systems (An Argument for Community Patent)" that I've been meaning to respond to, for awhile. His thesis, which I agree with wholeheartedly if I understand it correctly, can be summed up as 'Don't do it. Don...
  • Blog Post: Claimspace, a Long Tail Recognition System

    Robert Rebholz is not only my boss*, he is also my muse, ideological sparring partner, alter ego, and mentor. Bob is possesed by a special kind of genius, with a sort of Jeffersonian breadth and intensity that makes it a pleasure and honor to collaborate with him, on a day-to-day basis. In my opinion...
  • Blog Post: Tagspace, Meet Claimspace

    In early June, we will launch a new social software service for technical professionals called Claimspace (codename, "Rapport"), which will join Tagspace , Blogs , and Forums as the newest member of the Microsoft.Community family . Our development lead, Doug , mentioned Claimspace a few weeks ago so...
  • Blog Post: Web Access for Visual Studio Team System

    Microsoft Distinguished Engineer, Brian Harry follows up on his recent announcement about Microsoft's acquisition of of devBiz , developers of TeamPlain Web Access for VSTS. Brian heads up our Visual Studio Team Foundation development team, based in Raleigh, NC. Note that TeamPlain is unrelated to Teamprise...
  • Blog Post: "Tagspace" Beta

    AJAX vs. Atlas ASP.NET Atlas ATOM C# C++ CodePlex coolgadgets database Dave Morehouse FoxPro Huong Nguyen J# LINQ Marshall Lin MSO .NET .NET2.0 PERL.NET Rapport REST RESTful RSS Ruby Sharepoint socialsoftware tagging Tagspace Taylor Parsons VB.NET VFP Vista VS2005 VSTS WikiWiki Win64 Windows Mobile Zune...
  • Blog Post: ActionPack for Your DAL: It's Slicker Than Hot Poi

    My good buddy Rob Connery, of Commerce Starter Kit fame, has started a groovy new project on CodePlex called ASP.NET ActionPack . ActionPack consists of a set of ORM tools, code generation and dynamic query tools. Inspired by the magic of Ruby on Rails, ActionPack provides a BuildProvider that reads...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex In the News

    UNO: This just in: CodePlex on Channel9 DOS: When we first launched CodePlex , one of our most frequently asked questions was, "How open are you planning to be with regards to projects that might compete with Microsoft products or run on different platforms?" My response was always some variation of...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server via Eclipse? Runs on UNIX, Mac, or Linux?

    Are you excited about the potential benefits of migrating from your existing source control and bug tracking tools to Visual Studio Team System? Stymied by bureaucracy and organizational inertia? Common Scenario: different groups in your organization use different IDEs on different platforms. Some teams...
  • Blog Post: Jumping Ship to the MS Serendipity

    Over the past few weeks, it has become increasingly apparent that CodePlex is pointed in the right direction, proceeding under its own [community-driven] power, and certain to achieve its destination, with or without a full time product manager: me. Cap'n Jim is firmly attached to the helm and he is...
  • Blog Post: Cmd Shell for Visual Studio: Released on CodePlex

    This project is an awesome addition to the growing list of shared source software on CodePlex.com. " VSCmdShell provides users with a shell window inside the Visual Studio IDE that can be used for Visual Studio commands as well. Current version allows user to use either Windows Command Shell (cmd.exe...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex Videos on Port 25

    Interested in CodePlex? Subscribe to the CodePlex tag on Port 25 . As of the date of this post there are two interviews ( Sara Ford's and mine with timeline thanks to Sara) along with a blog post by Bryan Kirchner in which he discusses "two of the most important studies of the motivations of open source...
  • Blog Post: Social Engineering in Open Source Projects

    A prospective CodePlex project coordinator recently asked me an intriguing question, "Have you seen any good qualitative data or studies on weight of factors for building successful open source applications?" By way of example, he enumerated a variety of possible factors including: Passionate...
  • Blog Post: Continuous Integration - CI for CodePlex

    This is sweet! Martin Woodward of Teamprise , a great guy I met earlier this week at TechEd Boston, explains how to set up CI for CodePlex projects using CruiseControl.NET. Since I began working on the Team System (and thereafter), I've been wondering how long it would take for an open source equivalent...
  • Blog Post: CodePlex.com Customer Evangelism at TechEd 2006

    On my flight from Seattle to Boston, early yesterday morning, I cracked open a new book: Creating Customer Evangelists , by Jackie Huba and Ben McConnell . Whether you're a project manager, developer, executive, journalist, architect, designer, writer, marketer or anyone else involved in software development...
  • Blog Post: SednaX Moving to CodePlex.com

    As announced by project admin, Craig Boyd , the mighty SednaX project will soon be making the move from gotdotnet CodeGallery to CodePlex.com, both of which my team has developed and maintains as free, open, and inclusive project development venues and repositories for developers and aficionados of open...
  • Blog Post: Will CodePlex Replace Gotdotnet Workspaces?

    Microsoft PM, Jim Newkirk responds to the oft asked question: will CodePlex replace gotdotnet Workspaces?
  • Blog Post: CodePlex Developers: Download VSTF Team Explorer and TF.exe for FREE

    CodePlex isn't just a shiny, new, hexagonally-embossed website for hardcore, online collaborative software developers and aficionados, it's a website sitting on top of a burly, new software configuration management system called Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. I am proud to have been involved...
  • Blog Post: Jim Newkirk Announces CodePlex

    Over the last year, I found myself working on an another exciting [sigh] v1 product [sigh] at Microsoft [sigh] with an amazingly talented and passionate team [sigh] . As a born blogger, there are few things more difficult than keeping a big, fat, exciting secret. As a Microsoft employee, there are few...
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