Visual Studio Shell is a positive step

Finally Microsoft have come around and opened up the Visual Studio Add-In Market by creating Visual Studio Shell. This can only be a good move. Microsoft have previously been criticized for their half-hearted support for their ‘partner eco-system’. The APIs were also cryptic or completely undocumented make the eco-system a pretty hostile place to do business.

So it’s good to see Microsoft making amends. I wonder if this will mean a proliferation of Visual Studio based specialist IDEs like Eclipse has spawned. Can’t wait to see…

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Visual Studio Shell

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