TypeScript: an open and interoperable language

Today Microsoft announced the release of the TypeScript preview, a new open and interoperable language for application scale JavaScript development. The TypeScript compiler is available as open source on CodePlex. TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript. TypeScript starts and ends in JavaScript. You can read more details in Soma’s…

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CodePlex now Supports Git

Great news for our CodePlex community: CodePlex now supports Git! Git has been one of the top rated requests from the CodePlex community for some time, and giving CodePlex users what they ask for and supporting their open source efforts has always been important to us. And the goodness continues, as the CodePlex team has a…

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Open Source Community Participation at Think Tank Paris and Open World Forum

I recently returned from Paris, where I attended both the annual Open Source Think Tank and Open World Forum events. It was really great getting to chat with some of the folks representing the myriad of businesses that have sprung up around Open Source solutions, and having some in-depth discussions about broad industry trends. The Open…

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Python Tools for Visual Studio go to Beta

by Peter Galli on March 10, 2011 05:20pm As All About Microsoft’s Mary Jo Foley reported yesterday, Microsoft has posted to CodePlex, our Open Source project hosting site, a test build of Python Tools for Visual Studio, a free, Open Source plug-in for Visual Studio 2010. The Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) is a…

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Microsoft’s Open Source Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library

by Peter Galli on June 11, 2010 08:45am My former colleague Ryan Naraine over at ZDNet wrote a blog last week about Microsoft’s Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library v3.1, an open source Web Protection Library consisting of a set of .NET assemblies designed to help developers protect web sites from cross-site scripting attacks. The RTM version…

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Deeper Integration with phpBB

by Peter Galli on May 10, 2010 11:38am More good news on the Interoperability front: the new phpBB release is now available for installation from the Windows Web Application Gallery and Web Platform Installer (Web PI) for Windows, IIS and SQL Server. Version 3.0.7-PL1 of phpBB takes advantage of a number of features for PHP…

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CodePlex now supports Mercurial

by Peter Galli on January 23, 2010 08:00am The CodePlex team announced last night that it now supports Mercurial, a distributed source control management system. New projects created on CodePlex.com will now be able to use either Team Foundation Server or Mercurial as the source control repository. Current project owners who want to switch to…

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Part 3: Lessons I learned as a Project Manager Converting to Agile

by saraford on January 20, 2010 01:29pm   In my previous post, I discussed how “not designing the full 100 percent is a true blessing in disguise” that enables Course Correction in an Agile team. In this post, you’ll learn how the CodePlex team puts Agile to work in developing the CodePlex software. Putting It…

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The CodePlex Foundation Debuts

by Peter Galli on September 10, 2009 11:30am Many of you will, by now, have heard about the formation of the CodePlex Foundation. In order to give you an in-depth look into the thinking behind Microsoft sponsoring the Foundation, I talked to Bill Staples, the General Manager for the Web Platform and Tools Team at…

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The PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services

by Peter Galli on August 21, 2009 06:00am Today, the DPE Interop team at Microsoft released a new open source project that bridges PHP and .NET using REST. Specifically, the PHP Toolkit for ADO.NET Data Services was made available, which makes it easier for PHP developers to take advantage of the ADO.NET Data Services, a…

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