Morning Dew eBook Giveaway – Win Manning’s Functional Programming in C#

EDIT: So, I got no tweets following the guidelines below, so I will be choosing three winners from the post comments here. Winners will be notified shortly! Thanks, all!

Hey! It’s been a while since we did a giveaway here on the Dew. Let’s get one started today.


Manning Books has given me three codes for eBook copies of Functional Programming in C# written by Enrico Buonanno. Here’s the summary of the book from Manning’s site if you’re click-averse:

Functional Programming in C# teaches you to apply functional thinking to real-world problems using the C# language. The book, with its many practical examples, is written for proficient C# programmers with no prior FP experience. It will give you an awesome new perspective.

Let’s keep the rules simple. You can enter in two different ways.

  1. Leave a comment on this post with the name of another .NET language book that you love. I’m always looking for recommendations.  Smile
  2. Make sure you follow me on Twitter, and tweet a message including the following five things:
  • @alvinashcraft
  • @manningbooks
  • @la_yumba
  • #MorningDewCsharp
  • Your favorite C# language feature in C# 7 or later

I will select one winner from the eligible tweets and two winners from the blog comments. Selections will be random, but you cannot win twice. I will select again if I pick the same person from both Twitter and blog comments. You must comment or tweet by 11:59pm GMT on Feb. 22nd, 2019. Winners will be notified by the end of the day on Feb. 25th, 2019. Tweet winner will be notified by Twitter DM. Blog comment winners will be notified by email.

Good luck!

Telerik DevCraft – A Morning Dew Giveaway

Hello, readers!

It’s been a while since I have done a giveaway on The Morning Dew. Let’s kick off the summer with a big one.

Telerik DevCraft UI Edition

The Telerik DevCraft bundles include everything a Microsoft-centric developer needs to create great applications. The UI Edition contains over 420 controls covering web, desktop and mobile platforms. Here’s a list of the included packages:


Every edition of DevCraft includes the source code, product updates for one year and unlimited support tickets for one year.

I have been using Telerik products for a number of years now (primarily the WPF and Windows Phone products), and I have found their controls to be among the most intuitive and powerful available for .NET developers.

Be sure to check out some of their demos available online.

The Giveaway

The Morning Dew is giving away a DevCraft UI Edition license, a $1,299 value, to one lucky reader. Enter by leaving a comment on this post. In the comment, give us one of your best development productivity tips. Duplicate or multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning. Comments left through 11:59PM EDT on Friday, July 11th, 2014 will be eligible.

Winner will be selected at random from the eligible comments by Monday, July 14th. Please use a valid name and email address so that I can send it along to Telerik if you are chosen as the winner. Winner will be notified by a representative from Telerik shortly after they have been selected.


Good luck!



eBook Giveaway – RavenDB 2.x Beginner’s Guide from Packt Publishing

[EDIT – 10/15/2013] – Winners have been picked and will be notified shortly!

Greetings, dear readers!

To help Packt Publishing and author Khaled Tannir celebrate the release of RavenDB 2.x Beginner’s Guide, I will be giving away two copies of the eBook to random readers of my blog. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. One entry per person, please. I moderate comments on my blog, so if your comment doesn’t appear immediately, please be patient.3798OS

Contest ends next Monday, October 14th, 2013 at 11:59PM EDT. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter.

Good luck, all!