This is my second attempt to write on a public on what I've found interesting to be shared and I hope it can established a series of posting. From The Pragmatic Programmer's book tip #23: Always Use Source Code Control. For me, using source control is not just for tracking purpose. There's a lot of free source code project hosting available publicly on the Internet. One of the reason I've installed TortoiseSVN on my machine is to let me sync down those open source codes from public hosting such as code.google.com, codeplex.com or sourceforge.net (this require CVS). For code.google.com you can use TortoiseSVN directly because it was hosted using Subversion server. For codeplex.com, Microsoft's open source project hosting web site, the source code was hosted using Microsoft's proprietary Team Foundation Server (TFS). You can you either use TortoiseSVN or CodePlex Client to access the code repository. I prefer to use TortoiseSVN since I already used it to access the code from other SVN server. This is possible with SvnBridge, a tool that converts the call made by subversion client to the API supported by TFS. The developer's planet is lucky enough to have TFS SDK available, this will allow other tool to talk to TFS. To get it running on your local machine is pretty easy and no harm.
It's a mandatory tools to be installed on your machine since a few cool projects hosted there:
- ASP.NET MVC - This is the first on my list. The page is shared with ASP.NET preview and Dynamic Data as well.
- MvcContrib - Contrib project for ASP.NET MVC Framework.
- S#arp Architecture - ASP.NET MVC with NHibernate.
- Patterns & Practices - Enterprise Library is one of them. You also can find other P&P code here such as Smart Client Guidance or Unity Application Block
- Ajax Control Toolkit - grab this if you want to see how they develop the controls.
Now lots of source codes to be sync down.