PostSharp was created by Gael Fraiteur in 2004 and he still owns an absolute majority of shares in the company.
As a privately-owned and organically-grown company, free from the unpredictable moods of external investors, we are here to stay.
Gael gets bored at work and at home, so he creates PostSharp as an open-source side project. His vision is to create a platform for post-processing of .NET assemblies during compilation.
First consulting revenues from PostSharp. Gael tours Europe as a successful open-source project leader. Sweet days of fame and still limited responsibilities.
Gael now works 3 days per week on PostSharp, which is still free and open-source.
PostSharp 1.0 RTM is released after 4 years of work.
Gael contacts Roman Stanek, the serial company founder famous for NetBeans, and creates the company PostSharp Technologies.
PostSharp 2.0, the first commercial version, is released.
The company gets immediately profitable and hires its first marketing dude.
After lots of trials and errors, we're having success in hiring a developer: Alex. Still part of the team today, he's known as the async guy.
PostSharp 3.0 is released and introduces pattern libraries.
With a team of 7 and smooth processes, Gael can finally take vacation without his notebook.
PostSharp 4.0 brings threading models, a true innovation to OOP.
Peak of the turmoil in the .NET ecosystem. Windows Phone and Windows 8 are sent to the ash heap of computing history and the popularity of C# goes down.
The .NET ecosystem seems to stabilize around .NET Core and sees the light again.
PostSharp 5.0 finally catches up again with the C# and .NET teams.
PostSharp becomes the #1 highest-rated Visual Studio Extension.
Gael still hopes to get bored again, some day.