Glimpse Extensions Gallery

Just yesterday I was feeling pretty happy with the current pace at which Glimpse has been releasing:

We’ve got full MVC4 support now, support for Entity Framework version 4.3 and above and more good things coming.

The community around Glimpse is also firing on all cylinders recently, with several source code and documentation contributions and the creation of many Glimpse extensions. There is a Glimpse extension for Couchbase by John Zablocki, and Sean Gilbert has been on an Inversion of Control tear releasing plugins for both Ninject and StructureMap.

All of this activity is really great for Glimpse and the Glimpse community, but it can make finding the right Glimpse components for your project a bit daunting. (Although the NuGet team has recently improved the search syntax to help this problem along, it still isn’t enough.)

So today, standing on the shoulders of the giants over at MyGet.org, we are releasing the Glimpse Extension Gallery and Extension Gallery Feed.

The Glimpse Extension Gallery is simply a listing of available Glimpse extension on our site. It’s still early days with the gallery, but it should get better and better in the coming months.

What I’m really excited about is the Extension Gallery Feed which allows users to get a special package source of just Glimpse extensions, which looks like this:

Whats more, we’ve made adding this package source to Visual Studio a breeze by leveraging the Package Source Discovery specification on getGlimpse.com. This specification allows you to easily add our feed to Visual Studio by issuing the following two commands from the Package Manager Console:

Install-Package DiscoverPackageSources
Discover-PackageSources -Url "http://getGlimpse.com"

Intrigued? Full documentation on the Extension Gallery is available on our site.

Maarten and Xavier made creating the extension feed very simple with a few of the advanced feature of MyGet.org – namely package source proxies and package source filters.

Please do try out the feed and as always send over your feedback!

Note to extension authors: Don’t see you extension listed in the gallery? Shoot us a note on the developers list and we’ll get that rectified right away.

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