Microsoft CodePlex celebrates its second year of helping .Net developers dabble in open source. The Microsoft open-source site enables developers to contribute to and share code for such projects as IronPython. On Aug. 6, S. Soma Somasegar, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Developer Division, blogged:
CodePlex had reached its second year of operation as a Microsoft-run hosting site. The community site houses open-source software that can be used by developers to build applications that run on Microsoft technology and other systems. Developers can go to CodePlex for software for building things from Web applications to presentation layer components to enterprise applications.
For instance, the IronPython project, which is hosted on CodePlex, helps developers build Python applications that run on the .Net platform.
“To give you a glimpse into some of the technology behind the site, CodePlex is built on Team Foundation Server (TFS). Specifically, seven TFS servers run more than 5,600 projects and cater to 12,000 project developers and 120,000 code check-ins.”