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This question has to be asked since they are so microsoft centric. Are they affiliated with microsoft in any way? i.e. subsidiary of microsoft or sponsored by microsoft. And what about it's history, who started it and why? I remember this site from the days of MFC r.i.p and it was pretty kickass even back then. --Witchinghour 15:20, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

not affiliated with Microsoft to my knowledge, though MSDN is a major advertiser. History, from memory: After Zafir Anjum sold to earthweb, the site fell into administrative hiatus, with no new contents and severe forum bugs going unfixed for months. Chris Maunder, very active on codeguru, moved on to create, which was a welcome haven for disgruntled codeguru users. --Linespanel 15:49, 3 November 2007 (UTC)


What's the license of the downloaded samples, what are the terms of using them if any. --Witchinghour 15:20, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

I'm not certain, but I think that the license used is left to the authors.Ricree101 20:05, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
Licence is up to the author, "free for commercial use" is common and encouraged, a custom licence apparently being "in the works". --Linespanel 15:49, 3 November 2007 (UTC)
On the submit page, it says:

If you post to CodeProject then you retain copyright of your article and code. You also give CodeProject permission to use it in a fair manner and also permit other developers to use the sourcecode associated with your articles in their own applications as long as they do not remove your copyright notices or try and take credit for your work.

I interpret this to mean that code supplied with a more restrictive license shouldn't be accepted.TobiasPersson 15:13, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
You are right, CP will reject articles with pay-for-use licences, as well as articles advertising free "lite" versions of commercial products. However, below that you'll find a wide range: free ware, free for commercial, free for noncommercial, and various Open licences. Since many authors forget to explicitely supply a licence (or state one they didn't intend), a new CPOL licence was introduced recently as default. --Linespanel (talk) 02:28, 3 February 2008 (UTC)
Yes, it is a problem when reading old articles that many of them does not specify a license at all. The CPOL license seems to be a good license for using code offered on their site, and the comparation of different licenses at The Code Project gives a good overview of common licenses too. TobiasPersson (talk) 19:27, 14 March 2008 (UTC)
CodeProject does allow companies to pay for listings in their Product Showcase ( so I'm not sure it's completely accurate to say that CP will reject articles across the board if they require some kind of pay-per-use or evaluation licensing. Of course it doesn't apply to the vast majority of articles which are the free listings posted by users, but it seemed worth mentioning in this discussion. Gregtheross (talk) 20:31, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Why is Codeproject not opening[edit]

hey fellas... whu codeproject is not opening? not even showing in Google? Isn't this much strange :o (11th January2008) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:25, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

The site went through a major change, they redesigned it and now is using ASP.NET pages. During the transition they had several problems, especially due to JIT compiling and server problems. It endured like a week until the site was stable again.


Is Sourceforge similar? (talk) 22:34, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

No, sourceforge is a website primarily intended to host opensource/free-software projects. It is not a "support" site, but rather offers services for software developers who develop opensource and free software. But to be honest, you could have checked yourself ;) Phresnel (talk) 10:19, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Similar Sites[edit]

I would like to discuss some of the ideas that are behind the "Similar Sites" list, as some of them have nothing in common with TCP (The Code Project). Specifically:

- Experts-Exchange
- Stack Overflow
- 4GuysFromRolla

None of them have anything in common with TCP except that that they are programming related. If we wanted to list of sites which had this topic in common we could have an entire article dedicated to it (,and a long one at that.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nippysaurus (talkcontribs) 03:48, 8 October 2010 (UTC)


Notability? Are you crazy? It is one of the very few premier sites on the Internet with high-quality content related to programming and has been so for a very long time (more than 10 years). --Mortense (talk) 20:36, 13 February 2014 (UTC)