Microsoft, are you feeling okay?

Posted by Cpsgames on Nov. 12, 2014, 10:23 p.m.

I'm sure some of you have heard, but if not: Microsoft open sourced the core of .NET and plans to open source the rest in time. ASP.NET will now have a linux server bit as well. This is fantastic news and totally unexpected of Microsoft.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/net-core-is-open-source.aspx

In addition to this, Microsoft will be releasing a "community" version of the next Visual Studio. Like the current express editions it'll be free, but it'll have way more features including allowing plugins. I'm excited to see how Mono will grow or become part of .NET and to see .NET games and applications be better supported on Linux, Mac, and mobile devices.

Good work, Microsoft. What does everyone think of this?

Comments

Mega 7 years, 9 months ago

I've been poking around the source code a bit. Some of the comments are not what you'd expect from Microsoft.

// This silly looking class enables one to throw a NotImplementedException using the following
    // idiom

Were a bunch of things I found at work. Really interesting code-base to look through.

Alert Games 7 years, 9 months ago

I've seen some commenting on the source of some of their stuff, and some of it is simply complaints on how other people did things.

To me, this explains why there is such bad error reporting sometimes.