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  • 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: 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: Desirement: Future Geo-Matching Service for Speakers and Event Organizers

    At the conclusion of Deeper in .NET , in Milwaukee, I got to hang out into the wee hours of the morning with Scott Spradlin of INETA, Chris Barwood, Julie Lerman , Brennan Stehling , and Doug Rhoten ( photos ) at the Rock Bottom Brewery. Doug Rhoten is the founder and President of the Chippewa .NET user...
  • Blog Post: IronPython in 60 Seconds (Video)

    Project founder Jim Hugenin explains what "Python on .NET" is and why it rocks, in this two minute video from the Microsoft Technology Summit 2006 . See gotdotnet IronPython workspace for the latest news about this killer project. Thanks to Didier Girard , who was assisted by Jean-Louis Benard...
  • Blog Post: Is there a tag for this event?

    A few minutes ago, I turned to Dave Bost , MS developer evangelist in the Midwest region, and asked, "Is there a tag for this event?" Dave replied, "I've heard a lot of geeky things, this week. That's just another one to add to the list. MTS06 ," he concluded knowingly. I've been sitting in on...
  • Blog Post: Thomas Jefferson: Buildmaster or Benevolent Dictator?

    While running along the back nine at Willows Run Golf Course this morning--merrily dodging Canadian Geese droppings--I stepped into a mudhole that momentarily consumed my foot and ankle. At that very moment I thought, Was the United States Constitution America's first, great open source project? ...
  • Blog Post: SharePoint Goodies on Gotdotnet

    SharePoint developers unite! Recent activity around SharePoint development projects on gotdotnet User Samples, CodeGallery, and Workspaces has been explosive. Here is a small, small sampling of some of the more recent, interesting, and/or active projects. For a complete and unabridged list of all things...
  • Blog Post: Released: Visual Studio .NET SCC Plugin for gotdotnet Workspaces

    As Peter Bromberg notes, we recently released an updated source control plug-in* for gotdotnet Workspaces that enables you to work on projects stored in gotdotnet (check in, check out, and other source control operations) from the comfort of your very own VS.NET 2005 (or 2003) IDE. [ Peter Bromberg...
  • Blog Post: Idea: Store Your Demo Apps on Gotdotnet

    How many live events have you attended where the speaker compiled and ran a cool demo app? F5 F5 F5! The room buzzes with excitement. The code compiles and runs without error. “Oohs” and “ahs” give way to applause, which morphs into probing questions and excited suggestions. Time draws short. The speaker...
  • Blog Post: nuevo en gotdotnet: SharePoint CAML XML Validator Tool

    Si se habla castellano --OR-- if you speak Spanish mixed with TechSpec well enough to make cabezas of tails --AND-- you are developing for SharePoint... y estas desarollando para Sharepoint... Check out Carlos Sagura Sanz' "code segment" weblog. One of his recent entries recently caught my eye: SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Friendly URLs, CodeGallery, and Frodo

    To the best of my knowledge, this is a first. I just discovered that http://blogml.com redirects to the BlogML CodeGallery project at http://www.gotdotnet.com/codegallery/codegallery.aspx?id=48e15925-d97f-48ac-81fb-e4e405762858 . ...you can see why. Before you ask it, allow me to answer your question...
  • Blog Post: ASP.NET Popup Calendar Control on gotdotnet

    R icaute J imenez S anchez first uploaded RJS.PopCalendarControl to gotdotnet User Samples in September of 2004. Since then, he has published a new version at least once a week, like clockwork, progressively incorporating more and more user suggestions, bug fixes, and features. The result is a free,...
  • Blog Post: An Open Letter to Santa Claus RE: XBox 360

    Dear Santa, I have been a good boy this year although it's pretty hard to prove to you since you're all the way up at the North Pole, it's true. I've worked and studied hard. I've been nice, thought good thoughts, and remained optimistic. I have practiced humility, honesty, and Halo. I even let a friend...
  • Blog Post: Running ASP.NET 2.0 UserControls and WebParts in SharePoint

    If you're an ASP.NET or SharePoint developer, SmartPart for SharePoint is an active project out on Gotdotnet Workspaces that is definitely worth a look. Yesterday, Jan Tielens , one of the workspace owners, released Son of SmartPart v1.0. Son of SmartPart (download under Releases) enables you to run...
  • Blog Post: New MOM Management Pack Community Site

    New and notable on Gotdotnet CodeGallery this week, from Blogger Eileen Brown : The MOM product team has launched a code sharing site that can be used for our community to share MPs, Connectors, Reports and Scripts on Gotdotnet . This is designed to complement – not compete with – other community...
  • Blog Post: Gotdotnet Emergency Update (The End is Near!)

    Since Gotdotnet's troubled mega-deployment* on November 3, I've been trying to lie low and weather the storm of emails, blog posts and comments , phone calls, and forum threads about recurrent caching issues. Perhaps you have experienced them yourself? If so, you have my sincerest apologies and pledge...
  • Blog Post: Gotdotnet Party...You're invited!

    If you are a Gotdotnet community member and you will be in the Seattle area this Friday, I invite you to join me and the rest of the Gotdotnet team-- past and present --to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the first ever .NET Website, which launched on November 15, 2000. Come on down and meet the...
  • Blog Post: Tetris .NET on Gotdotnet

    Tetris.NET is my pick for Gotdotnet Science Project of the Month: a VB.NET version of the classic game that occupied way too many hours of my misspent youth. What's old is new again. I wish I had time to contribute to this most worthy cause but I'm way too busy procrastinating in other ways, such as...
  • Blog Post: Live from Seattle MindCamp: Notes 'n News

    Spread across the floor of a cavernous, otherwise unoccupied business park building on the shores of the Duwamish River in the industrial area south of downtown Seattle, MindCamp is awash in twenty- and thirty-something techies, entrepreneurs, bloggers, journalists, and researchers. This event is soooo...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet news: VSTS Process Template Editor released

    If you are evaluating VSTS for use by your team, the ability to customize the default development "process" (agile, SCRUM, formal, etc) is a great feature. The "process template" defines the presentation of things like issue forms and checkin rules. For a good intro to process templates in Team System...
  • Blog Post: Choosing the Right License for your Open or Shared Source Project

    Are you planning to create a shared source or open source project on Gotdotnet CodeGallery or Workspaces ? If so, one of the first and most important things to do is to decide upon the terms by which you’d like to share your source code and other intellectual property with the general public. On Gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: Loyalty to Visual FoxPro: the SednaX Generation

    It is my great and profound honor to welcome the FoxPro developer community to Gotdotnet's new CodeGallery in the form of the FoxPro SednaX project : the fastest growing and newest project on Gotdotnet. May you stay long, do great things, and spread the good word about CodeGallery. Note: gotdotnet will...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet Sponsors Seattle MindCamp - Nov 5-6, 2005

    As a product manager at Microsoft, it often takes an act of God, a run of good luck, and a forcing function for me to get something important done. I FINALLY choked out a 50-worder for gotdotnet: a task that I had been postponing once an hour for over 6 weeks. My forcing function: Seattle MindCamp ....
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