.NET Open Source{7}

by Jasmine C
The article I read this week discussed the how ASP.NET Web API and ASP.NET Web Pages source codes will now be released under an open source code, Apache 2.0.  API.NET MVC, Web API and Web Pages will have their code repositories hosted on CodePlex and this will allow for the projects development transparency.  By hosting their codes in a repository, the development of these projects will be more open and thus allow for everyone in the community to provide their own feedback on code checking, bug-fixes, new feature developments, and build and test the product on a daily basis (Gu, 2012).  Also new is that developers, other than the ones working for Microsoft, will be allowed to submit code contributions to the MS development team. The MS team will then review these codes to potentially include them in the end product and potentially help deliver a better product in the end.  The development team for Microsoft ASP.NET is continuing to grow and hopefully in the near future the three products discussed will be better than ever.

In class we’ve been learning about ASP.NET and I find it to be a very interesting subject.  I think the article that I read this week was very interesting and cool to say the least.  Microsoft is working diligently to make sure that their products are the best that they can be and this is a good thing because in the long run, the consumers are going to be the ones who benefit.  I believe that a wider adoption of ASP.NET is going to occur and by allowing developers to submit code to the .NET team, I think that a faster development and a greater product will emerge.   I look forward to seeing how everything works itself out in the future.


Gu, S. (March 27, 2012). ASP.NET MVC, Web API, Razor and Open Sources. Retrieved May 20, 2012, from ScottGu’s Blog: http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/archive/2012/03/27/asp-net-mvc-web-api-razor-and-open-source.aspx.