Over the past year I've blogged and presented about the benefits of targeting PowerShell as a framework for supporting the applications you develop.  I firmly believe PowerShell is the most appropriate choice of platforms for creating interactive and flexible toolsets.  Today I'm proud to announce that one of the original projects that led to this belief - the ASP.NET Membership PowerShell Provider - is being released by Code Owls LLC as open source.

You can find the project hosted on CodePlex here.

My reasons for this don't really center around wanting to share the code.  That is, I've already written detailed blogs about creating this particular provider, and plan to round those out with a few more posts:

So in my mind, the code is already public.  The primary reason I wanted to get this project public and posted was to get people using it and contributing to the project.  At the moment, the glaring omission is Active Directory support, and this is where I need the most help since I don’t have ready access to an Active Directory environment.  If you’re interested in helping out, by all means contact me through this blog or through the CodePlex project page.

I realize this project may be a bit niche, but its a niche is begging to be filled.  The existing Membership toolset is atrocious, and the applicable PowerShell offering is robust, interactive, and full of chewy goodness.