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!


Win an eBook – Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, 2nd Ed.

[EDIT: Winners have been chosen and will be notified soon!]

Manning has just released a new PowerShell book, Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition by Don Jones & Jeffery Hicks. It is now available in print and eBook form, and you can win one of two eBook copies just by leaving a comment on this post.

Here is the summary from Manning’s site:

Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches, Second Edition is an innovative tutorial designed for administrators. Just set aside one hour a day (lunchtime would be perfect) for a month, and you’ll be automating Windows tasks faster than you ever thought possible. You’ll start with the basics… what is PowerShell and what can you do with it. Then, you’ll move systematically through the techniques and features you’ll use to make your job easier and your day shorter.

Just a reminder that multiple comments will not increase your chances of winning, and comments for unregistered users are moderated so your comment may not immediately appear. Deadline to enter is 11:59pm EST on November 13, 2012.

Good luck!

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