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Another contest is in the "books"

Okay folks, it's time for the big announcement. The winners of the interview blog contest are:

1) Paul – VB 2010 Programmer's Reference
2) Mike – Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Inside Out
3) Ray – Microsoft Office Access 2007 Inside Out

Which is amazing because there were exactly three prizes. Next time I'll give out 20 prizes, maybe more people will be inspired to comment! Unless you can think of better prizes?

I'll send emails to the winners shortly, kindly contact me with your mailing address to collect your prize.

Winners workbook

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Interview with Rod Stephens and a book giveaway

Rod Stephens is a well known author and host of the VB Helper and C# Helper websites. On the C# Helper Blog he posts useful code samples for C# .NET. He has written more than a 20 books and 200 magazine articles, mostly about Visual Basic and C#. During his career he has worked on an eclectic assortment of applications for repair dispatch, fuel tax tracking, professional football training, wastewater treatment, geographic mapping, and ticket sales. His VB Helper web site ( receives more than 7 million hits per month and provides three newsletters and thousands of tips, tricks, and examples for Visual Basic programmers.

He has authored numerous books on VB, including:

and the recently released WPF Programmer's Reference and Visual Basic 2010 Programmer's Reference.

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Christmas Giveaway Winners

It's the moment you've all been waiting for.

The winners of the Christmas Giveaway Explosion are…

Shawn Wheatley

Randal Neel

I will contact you via email to get your mailing addresses.

I'd like to thank everyone who participated. There were a lot more entries this time, so maybe the prizes are getting better LOL! ;-)