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Microsoft open sources 'Roslyn', its .NET compiler platform

During this weeks Build Conference, Microsoft took to the stage to announce that it has open sourced its .Net compiler platform "Roslyn."

@CharlesJGantt
Published Fri, Apr 4 2014 2:25 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Yesterday during Microsoft's Build Conference, the Redmond-based company took to the stage to announce that it is releasing its Roslyn .Net compiler platform to an open source development model. The project is now public on Codeplex, and can be forked, modified, or improved upon by anyone.

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I know that most of you are asking "What is Roslyn," and that is a very good question for those who are not savvy on the development world. Roslyn is a set of APIs Microsoft created to help developers better interface .NET with their apps, websites, and other coding adventures. It is comprised of c#, VB.Net, and other compilers that are written in the languages themselves. This makes them available to traditional command-line interfaces.

Additionally, Microsoft has announced the new .NET Foundation that is designed to "foster open development, collaboration and community engagement on the .NET platform. The .NET Foundation includes popular open source .NET projects such as the .NET Compiler Platform ("Roslyn"), ASP.NET MVC, Xamarin's Mimekit and Mailkit, and many others."

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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