Enterprise Library reaches 2 million downloads!

Enterprise Library has a broad reach and adoption. No wonder, since it embodies many of the proven .NET development practices and ships with the code, tests and hands-on labs – lots to reuse and lots to learn from. The EntLib community has welcomed more than 2 million downloads worldwide! At least 10% of Fortune 500 companies use Enterprise Library (that’s who we know of). In addition, I’ve noticed that employers now list specifically EntLib skills in their developer job ads on monster and workopolis.

To celebrate the 2M milestone, our p&p colleagues surprised us with a cake. A slice goes to everyone who has ever worked on application blocks or the library itself (one day I’ll be able to do a better job and acknowledge each and everyone of you!) as well as to all community members who have used EntLib, commented on it, reported bugs, suggested improvements, written extensions. It’s been five years since this effort began and the tremendous success of EntLib today is largely due to all of you! Thank you! We look forward to continuing collaboration with you.

Don’t forget to check out our Codeplex development site where you can see what’s coming next (in v5) and download most recent code drops.