PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The second edition of ".NET Gurus Can Cook!" cookbook is now available for download and physical copies are being distributed. The cookbook published by ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity is a collection of recipes from over 70 authors from the Microsoft Visual Studio industry.
"This year's cookbook features recipes from Microsoft .NET community influencers, authors, publishers and evangelists, including Jason Zander, Scott Guthrie, Mary Jo Foley, John Papa, Michele Leroux Bustamante, plus many more," said Donald Williamson, editor-in-chief of the cookbook and director of analytics at ComponentOne, a division of GrapeCity.
"In this edition, the developer community has stepped up with even more great recipes," said Williamson. "Whether you are looking to start your meal up with appetizers, followed by a main course and coupled with a cocktail and desert, then this book is for you. We wish to extend a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the cookbook, a representation of speakers, writers, MVP's, User Group leaders, online and print Publishers, and many others."
To celebrate the success of ".NET Gurus Can Cook!" cookbook and to kick off the spring trade show season, ComponentOne is hosting a Facebook contest where the authors will compete head to head for the title of "Best Recipe". To participate, the community is encouraged to cast their vote by visiting www.componentone.com/cookbook to download a PDF version of the cookbook or submit an online request to have a physical copy mailed to them within the continental United States.
Williamson explained the next step is to "Like" your favorite recipe on Facebook. The recipe with the most "Likes" wins. To participate, you must be a fan of ComponentOne on Facebook. All votes aka "Likes" must be cast by March 22, 2013 at 5:00PM EST.
All valid voting participants will be entered into a Microsoft Surface with Windows RT, 32 GB drawing! Plus, the winning recipe from the ".NET Gurus Can Cook!" cookbook will be prepared at the DevIntersection spring show April 8-11, 2013 by MGM's Executive Chefs for sampling by all conference attendees.
The winning recipe and contest winner will be announced on March 25, 2013 via social media channels. Follow #netcookbook for updates as they happen.
About GrapeCity Founded in 1980, GrapeCity is an award-winning Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, a premier Visual Studio Industry Partner, and one of the world's largest providers of developer components. The company has more than 850 employees and hundreds of thousands of customers worldwide. For close to 30 years, GrapeCity has provided enterprises around the world with state-of-the-art developer tools and components, software services and solutions. For more company information, visit the ComponentOne division website at http://www.componentone.com.
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