I've come to the conclusion that the information that I have to offer to the .NET community is old news. Someone has already done everything that I've been doing with .NET so how can I best use my knowledge and insight to help in any way possible?
With all the different code libraries (PageHelpers, Nini, etc...) and applications (like DotNetNuke), there are still some functions that you always use in every project. I have searched the web for this and haven't found anything yet. Why not start an open source class library that is a repository for common functions? I started building my own common library for a weight tracking site I created, but I was using code from all over the web. Why not actually start something that the community could be a part of and get credit for helping?
First things first, what will this library do? I believe that it would be a library that does what the .NET framework doesn't have built in that has use in many different applications. There would be a good structure for the namespace naming (Math, Security, Strings, etc...).
Next would be where to host? GoogleCode? SourceForge? GotDotNet? CodePlex?
A lot of things need to be answered before even starting, but it seems to me that a lot of people would want to use something like this in their applications, but without the mess of adding it every time to your code.
If anyone is interested in helping out or if you have some good ideas, post them in the comments or contact me via email (wright.NOSPAMnet at my gmail REMOVE dot com)
01-25-2007 1:59 PM