The All-In-One Code Framework aims to be a one-stop experience for developers searching for and requesting code samples from Microsoft. The centralized code library, which began as a small project by Shanghai-based support engineers, has since grown into a centralized library of code samples that includes all Microsoft development technologies.
Each entry — there’re 500 and counting — offers step-by-step instructions on how to develop code for a specific Microsoft technology. The code samples are all based on actual customer questions posted in places such as the MSDN forum.
After a little more than a year, the All-In-One Code Framework has been downloaded more than 300,000 times by developers around the world. A “beautiful increase trend” over that period has driven the project into the Top 3 on CodePlex, Microsoft’s open source project hosting site, Ge said.
Ge’s team is currently partnering with Microsoft’s Product Quality and Online (PQO) team to help spread the word and create knowledge base articles on top of the code samples. Delivering an online self-help experience to reduce customer’s effort in solving problems is a key component of PQO’s mission. They’re also social media pros, Ge said, and they’re spreading the word about the All-in-One Code Framework with Microsoft MVPs and the wider developer community on their social media properties.