Thursday, June 28, 2007

Directory Services Samples Milestone

I was checking on the book's website the other day and noticed that we broke the 54,000 mark for downloads of our sample code.  That really surprised me.  I just didn't think that there were that many people in the world working on these types of scenarios.

 Now, I happen to know that we did not sell that many copies of the book, so this means a lot of people are downloading just the samples.  For the record, that is perfectly fine and we encourage people to look at the samples.  Admittedly, some of the samples might be head-scratchers without the book for context, but hey, its free and so is our time on the forums.

Joe and I log a lot of time here and in other forums helping people and we love to hear your feedback on what works and what doesn't.  Give us a shout when samples don't make sense, or when a scenario seems to be overly painful.  Some people have asked how they can repay us for our time (I have had offers for beer, wine, and lodging so far).  A simple thanks is enough for both of us, however, and a perhaps a recommendation to others.  If you really feel the need to contribute beyond nice words - simple, just buy the book!