Microsoft .NET Compiler Team Switches From CodePlex To GitHub

Written by Michael Larabel in Microsoft on 11 January 2015 at 08:12 AM EST. 9 Comments
Microsoft hosts CodePlex as an open-source project hosting service where generally the Microsoft OSS projects call home, but it seems some of their own employees aren't too happy with it and see a brighter future with GitHub.

The developers responsible for the open-source .NET Compiler Platform "Roslyn" are transitioning from CodePlex to GitHub. In an MSDN blog post that went out on Saturday, the Visual Basic team announced their planned migration to GitHub. The program manager wrote, "We are moving the Roslyn OSS code from CodePlex to GitHub. GitHub has a vibrant open source community that we want to actively be a part of and contribute to."

The Roslyn developers will also be switching to a Git-based development model for the first time. The post went on to say, "We are moving our code to GitHub as well as switching to use git internally. This means we will have fewer moving parts and will get us much closer to the same environment you’d be using on Roslyn code. It will be so worth it." It's not hard to see why if you visit and then compare that to

Those interested in more details can check out the MSDN Blog. Back in November was a similar ironic move by Google when the Go language team moved from Google Code to GitHub.
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