JetBrains joins the .NET Foundation

Recently at BUILD, Microsoft announced that JetBrains has joined the .NET Foundation, which you can read more about on the .NET Foundation Blog. What we’d like to comment on in this post is the reason behind this decision.

Why join?

It’s no surprise that we have invested a lot in .NET as a platform, and thanks to a wide recognition by our customers, ReSharper and the ReSharper Ultimate suite have enjoyed tremendous success for over a decade.

With the recent announcement of JetBrains Project Rider, our cross-platform .NET IDE, we have increased our commitment to the the platform and are striving to provide a truly cross-platform experience for .NET developers that brings the functionality of ReSharper to all, whether working on Windows inside Visual Studio, outside of Visual Studio, on Linux or on OSX.

Given this investment, for us, the future of .NET as a platform is important and our participation in the Technical Steering Group is to this effect. In essence, we’ll have a voice (technically with three seats we have three voices!) in decisions that impact key projects of the .NET Foundation such as the CoreCLR, Mono, C#, ASP.NET et al.

Our commitment to ourselves and our customers is that we will strive for the best interests of .NET, which are to be a truly open, versatile and cross-platform ecosystem.

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7 Responses to JetBrains joins the .NET Foundation

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    Mike-EEE says:

    April 18, 2016

    Well, since you have basically made Visual Studio what it is, have basically created an entire Visual Studio subset, and understand Visual Studio better than the Visual Studio team itself, then this makes all the sense in the world. 🙂

    Looking forward to your accomplishments with Project Rider, too. Since you are going to be in .NET Foundation/MSFT’s ear, it would be great to start raising awareness with the necessary teams there @ MSFT to start putting the pieces in action so that .NET can return to the browser — either by way of transpiling .NET-to-JavaScript and/or via embracing the WebAssembly initiative.

    .NET now has a home on every major platform with the exception of the web, where developers are forced to work with a completely different conceptual model of how applications are built, and is completely incompatible with any code they have previously worked so very hard to produce in .NET.

    If you are a .NET developer, please add your voice here to this growing, critical ask for .NET’s future:

    Thank you for any consideration and support, and congratulations on all your accomplishments, Team JetBrains/ReSharper!!!

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    Joseph Woodward says:

    April 18, 2016

    This is great news. You guys have done an amazing job with your .NET tooling support, so it’s great to see the commitment continue. I’m really looking forward to Project Rider does for the wider .NET community.

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    Angel Gonzalez says:

    April 19, 2016

    For those commenting about the web platform, there is anopen source project called Bridge.Net that seems to be a fully functional way of transpiling idiomatic C# to the web platform, that may serve your needs.

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