BT

GotDotNet is Being Shutdown

| by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on Mar 01, 2007. Estimated reading time: less than one minute |

Microsoft's code sharing site, GotDotNet, is being shutdown. The official deadline is July 2007, but specific areas will be closed long before then. Presumably users are expected to migrate to CodePlex, Microsoft's "open source project hosting web site".

The currently posted closure schedule is:

  • February 20  Partners, Resource Center, Microsoft Tools 
  • March 20  Private workspaces, Team pages, Message Boards 
  • April 24  GDN CodeGallery (projected date) 
  • May 22  GDN User Samples (projected date) 
  • June 19  GDN Workspaces (projected date) 

The stated reason for the closure is a significant drop in traffic and redundancy with other Microsoft sites.

InfoQ Asks: What community sites do you use for sharing code?

Rate this Article

Adoption Stage
Style

Hello stranger!

You need to Register an InfoQ account or or login to post comments. But there's so much more behind being registered.

Get the most out of the InfoQ experience.

Tell us what you think

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

good riddance by Floyd Marinescu

From what I've been hearing in and out of Microsoft, this is a welcome event. :)

Re: good riddance by Nicholas Piasecki

Indeed! Codeplex is such a breath of fresh air compared to GotDotNet. The UI/page layout on GDN is, IMHO, a complete disaster.

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

Allowed html: a,b,br,blockquote,i,li,pre,u,ul,p

Email me replies to any of my messages in this thread

2 Discuss

Login to InfoQ to interact with what matters most to you.


Recover your password...

Follow

Follow your favorite topics and editors

Quick overview of most important highlights in the industry and on the site.

Like

More signal, less noise

Build your own feed by choosing topics you want to read about and editors you want to hear from.

Notifications

Stay up-to-date

Set up your notifications and don't miss out on content that matters to you

BT