Bring back the Visual Studio Achievements extension.
For Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2012 is the achievements extension released. For those who are not familiar with it, I added the links to them below.
Sadly is this extensions nowhere to be found for Visual Studio 2013. It's not a killing extensions but it sure adds a lot of fun between developers in a company or for students on Facebook. I personally think that it is improving the working environment.
It would be nice to have this extensions continued or open sourced so the community can work on it.
Extension for 2010: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/ed9e23e2-ff50-43e3-9aa6-c91f27bd6a6d
Extension for 2012: http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/bc7a433b-b594-48d4-bba2-a2f24774d02f
We considered this seriously, and went back to find the old code – but after further investigation, we think it’s time to retire this old extension gracefully. We love the idea of challenges that encourage developers to try out new features in Visual Studio – but rather than bringing back what we had, we’ll probably try something a little different next time. Thanks so much for the great idea!
Hi Visual Studio Team,
may I suggest to open the Visual Studio Achievements extension source code to the community. We could actually develop such fun stuff for you, while you concentrate on making Visual Studio better.
Accomplishing it would solve issues like this and many more.
The hack doesn't function always. Sadly I have 7 votes left and can't use them here.
It's just for fun. But fun always makes the difference if you have to decide to hold on a little bit longer to your code that starts to look like lots of smileys when your concentration is leaving you.
Amal Aravind commented
there is a hack mentioned here