Friday, August 29, 2008

The "evil empire" embraces the source...

Lots of people have blogged about it, including The Moth, but it’s still a remarkable thing to see happen – Microsoft has released the source code to .Net 3.5 (under appropriate licenses) so you can debug into the framework itself.

Why is this important? Well, even in plain-old ASP.Net, the framework can often appear to swallow your code entirely, making it nigh-on impossible to work out why your code is broken.

Now you can trace all the way up and down the stack – and Daniel’s posted a video on how to set up VS2008 to use this to go along with the official blog.

Use the Source:

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