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December 9th, 2012., was my first day at JetBrains, after being in consultancy for a good 7 years. Hadi Hariri, my new boss, showed the world how new employees are treated. If you know Hadi, that was obviously just for laughs. Not one day have I considered him as a boss, yet as a friend who worked with me on great things. I had a great time in the past two years working with him and the many awesome people at JetBrains. I have traveled a lot, written many blog posts and tutorials (less on my own blog, I admit) and much, much more. Thanks, JetBrains, thanks, community I have worked with, and thanks, Hadi, for making this an awesome time! It’s been a great opportunity and a great adventure.

As a moonlighting project, Xavier Decoster and I have been working on MyGet, a software-as-a-service. It started as a simple prototype, which evolved into a service that hosts thousands of feeds and provides a solution for many developers, OSS projects and companies worldwide. You can find us in the Azure Store, we became VSO Launch partners at TechEd, and we even host nightly builds for ASP.NET and many other Microsoft and non-Microsoft products!

But then along came Microsoft. The NuGet team had an open position (well, two, in fact), for working on the various NuGet tools and the gallery. Both Xavier and myself will be working remotely in this team, starting February. Switching to Microsoft means we can continue our passion and help build a better NuGet. And with the npm and bower support in ASP.NET vNext, we’re pretty sure package management for the .NET developer isn’t going away in the near future…

What does this mean for MyGet? Well, it remains our side business and product. We’ll continue to provide the great service and support you’re used to! The only difference is that both Xavier and my agenda are now more aligned, and we’ll be in package management 24/7.

I’m a bit sad to be leaving JetBrains, but also look very much forward to ’joining Microsoft.

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  1. Avatar for hhariri
    hhariri January 27th, 2015

    Maarten, while it is sad to lose you on the team, I'm happy for you and wish you the best. You're an awesome guy and it was a pleasure working with you.

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    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks man! That feeling is entirely mutual. Its been a pleasure to work with you and all other great people in JetBrains.

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    Dave Van den Eynde January 27th, 2015

    Congratulations!

  4. Avatar for Rainer Stropek
    Rainer Stropek January 27th, 2015

    Congratulations!

  5. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks!

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    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks man!

  7. Avatar for MarcelMeijer
    MarcelMeijer January 27th, 2015

    Congrats Maarten! Nice move!

  8. Avatar for Teemu Tapanila
    Teemu Tapanila January 27th, 2015

    Congratulations! I'm expecting NuGet to start flying like Azure is, now that they have you two on a board.

  9. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks Teemu!

  10. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks Marcel!

  11. Avatar for Tiberiu Covaci
    Tiberiu Covaci January 27th, 2015

    Congrats?!

  12. Avatar for Sven Van den brande
    Sven Van den brande January 27th, 2015

    Congrats Maarten!!

  13. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks Sven!

  14. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks Tibi!

  15. Avatar for Mark Achten
    Mark Achten January 27th, 2015

    Nice! Congratulations and keep up the good work!

  16. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 27th, 2015

    Thanks Mark!

  17. Avatar for Katrien
    Katrien January 28th, 2015

    Great to hear the news, welcome to Microsoft and congratulations on the nice move!

  18. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 28th, 2015

    Thanks Katrien!

  19. Avatar for RichP
    RichP January 28th, 2015

    congratulations

  20. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 28th, 2015

    Thanks Rich!

  21. Avatar for Shvedov Alexander
    Shvedov Alexander January 30th, 2015

    Good luck, Maarten! Keep up the good work :3

  22. Avatar for Maarten Balliauw
    Maarten Balliauw January 30th, 2015

    Thanks Alexander!

  23. Avatar for frozenbytes
    frozenbytes March 20th, 2015

    Congrats! Looking forward to big things from the team now that you and Xavier have joined the NuGet team. I read your book on NuGet back in the day. Thanks for moving NuGet forward!