My first look at open source code

December 3, 2007

As I stated in the last post, I’m toying around a bit with Subkismet. It’s a great little tool for keeping comment spam at bay, which is a big problem at the EPiServer site I’m currently working on.

It’s also the first open source code that I’ve ever looked into, developed by Phil Haack et al. You can find out more at the project’s CodePlex site. It’s great fun to see how other people use unit testing, inheritance and so on, and a good way of learning more about your own programming style.

I found that the code didn’t do exactly what I wanted to, so I changed it a little, et voilà, I had a visible captcha ready after a few hours. Open source (“or as Microsoft pronounce it: ‘Open Sores'” – quote by Andy Hunt) is a beautiful thing sometimes.

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