While we often talk of how we can leverage OSS to deliver a higher-quality product, rarely do we talk about how we can give back to the OSS community.
VIM is a text editor with a Visual Studio extension. Its time-saving power is well worth the learning curve.
Chewie is a domain-specific language that uses PowerShell to tame NuGet installations.
NSpec is a no-nonsense BDD framework for the .NET Framework, influenced by RSpec and leveraging NUnit assertions.
Chocolatey is a powerful installation program for open-source software.
Continuous testing can dramatically increase your productivity. There are a number of open-source tools that do just that.
Open Source .NET columnist Ian Davis explores creating domain specific languages to run coded builds.
Build scripts are finally being treated as first-class development citizens, thanks to tools like psake, FAKE, and Rake + Albacore. Ian Davis explores the Ruby-based, open source Albacore DSL.
Late last year Microsoft took IronRuby, IronPython and the Dynamic Language Runtime projects open source. Here's a look at the open source dynamic language resources for Visual Studio.
The popular, open source Nuget Package Management system makes quick work of installing, configuring and updating third-party components in.NET projects.