The All-In-One Code Framework aims to be a one-stop experience for developers searching for and requesting code samples from Microsoft. The centralized code library, which began as a small project by Shanghai-based support engineers, has been downloaded more than 300,000 times.
Meet Jialiang Ge, a software developer’s best friend.
Ge, support engineer 2 with Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Community Support, tries to help out developers surfing for answers at the MSDN, ASP.NET, and Silverlight forums. Each month, Ge and his team wade through thousands of questions and do their best to answer them.
A little more than a year ago, Ge got an idea as he observed that many developers were asking the same questions about programming tasks – what he started calling developers’ pain points.
“If our engineers duplicate the efforts to research each of them, it will not only waste the customers’ time, but also our engineers’ efforts,” Ge said. “We thought, ‘Why don’t we write code samples based on these frequently asked programming tasks, put those code samples in an all-in-one code sample solution, and allow customers to download it for free?’”……….