CodePlex was created to be the go-to service for submitting and storing open source projects and code. The service was launched in 2006, but GitHub has all but replaced it over the last couple years.
Microsoft today has announced its plans for shutting CodePlex down, citing a drastic drop in submitted projects and the metoric rise in popularity for GitHub…
So, it’s time to say goodbye to CodePlex. As of this post, we’ve disabled the ability to create new CodePlex projects. In October, we’ll set CodePlex to read-only, before shutting it down completely on December 15th, 2017. In its place, we’ll have a lightweight archive that will allow you to browse through your project and source code as it looked when CodePlex went read-only.
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