Contest: Write an article about Silverlight 2 (beta2) and Win “Silverlight 2 in Action” ebook 9

UPDATE: Silverlight 2 (beta2) Contest Extended – More Cash Prizes for Winners

This month begin with a lot of exciting things such as the release of Silverlight 2 (beta2), the release of “Silverlight 2 in Action” eBook and etc. So, I also like to do something interesting for my blog readers.

Okay. Here we go! I’m now running “Silverlight 2 (beta2) Article Competition” for Silverlight developers in this blog. This competition is sponsored by Chad A. Campbell and John Stockton (the authors of Silverlight 2 in Action Book). We are giving away FREE eBooks for 5 people who submit the best article for this contest.

How to Enter

  • Write a great article about Silverlight 2-beta2.
  • Submit your article before 10th of July 2008. (Yes, it’s about 1 month. Please be sure to include a author bio with your submission.)
  • You can submit as many Silverlight 2 (beta2) related articles as you want
  • Your article should include screenshots( .jpg or gif) and code samples
  • You can send your article (in pdf or MS Word format) and demo (zip) to “mchlsync AT gmail DOT com”

Prize

(If you like to sponsor this competition, please let me know.)

Some tips on writing

  • Step-by-step tutorial with screen shots are preferable.
  • It doesn’t matter whether your article is very long or short but your article or tips should be useful or time-saving thing for other developers.

All of submitted articles will be published in this blog. I will create a poll that you all can vote for this contest on 11st of July 2008. I will announce the FIVE winners on 14th of July 2008 (Monday).

That is all. Get writing and good luck!

Update:

Chad informed me that Michael Schwarz has been injured and will be in the hospital for the next 4 weeks. Unfortunately, none of Michael’s work is available. Because of this, John Stockton is doing Michael’s part. So, I have removed Michael Schwarz name and changed it to John Stockton.

Thanks for informing me! Chad.  And also, Sorry about that for mentioning wrong name, John.

9 thoughts on “Contest: Write an article about Silverlight 2 (beta2) and Win “Silverlight 2 in Action” ebook

  1. Reply Jemmy Jun 11,2008 8:25 am

    Hey Mike,

    Cool! I want this book :) I was waiting so long for the release of this book. I think this book is renamed three times (SL 1.1 to 2.0 to 2) :)

    I will write an article for this this weekend. :)

  2. Reply John Stockton Jun 11,2008 11:20 am

    Mike,

    Keep an eye on Chad’s blog for changes in the authorship of the book. I’m not saying who is being added or anything, I’ll let Chad say that, but you will want to update part of your post soon :).

    Thanks,
    John Stockton

  3. Reply Fallon Massey Jun 11,2008 12:35 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Did you ever get a response about the outstanding issues you documented about Beta1 problems, to see if they were fixed in Beta2?

    Also, I, and probably others would like to read about your impression of Beta2, and is it a step forward, back, or sideways(lol).

    Thanks.

  4. Reply Michael Sync Jun 11,2008 3:47 pm

    Hi John,

    thanks. The one who contacted me is Steven Hong. not sure about others.

    Hi Fallon,

    >>Did you ever get a response about the outstanding issues you documented about Beta1 problems, to see if they were fixed in Beta2?
    Also, I, and probably others would like to read about your impression of Beta2, and is it a step forward, back, or sideways(lol).

    :) well, I have the same feeling that you said in “RichText (demo)” post :) lolz :)

  5. Reply John Stockton Jun 11,2008 4:07 pm

    Fallon,

    >>Also, I, and probably others would like to read about your impression of Beta2, and is it a step forward, back, or sideways(lol).

    I don’t know about the rest of them but I can say that the issue I reported, about truncated textblocks still throwing events, is solved in Beta 2. That one at least has been fixed.

  6. Reply Michael Sync Jun 11,2008 8:25 pm

    Hey John,

    Sorry, man. I didn’t know that you are writing this book :) I have updated my post. :) Thanks.

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