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SOFTWARE REVIEW SHOOTOUTS

Some of the most comprehensive comparative shootout reviews on the internet.

Are you a software junkie? Do you stay awake at night wondering if you're using the best tool for the job? Unlike most review sites, we write comprehensive Software Shootouts.

Our job is to pick a category, test every program we can find in that category, identify the very best programs (whether they are freeware, shareware, or retail) and help you figure out the single best tool for the tasks you care about. It's that simple.

USER MINI-REVIEWS FROM OUR FORUM

Read and discuss some great mini-reviews of various programs, written by users like you on our forum:
 

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It's up to you to learn the material - we won't hold your hand - but you'll get plenty of encouragement from others, and helpful comments on the style of your solutions, as well as being able to see how others solved the same problems.  You have to complete each assignment before the next is unlocked - so be prepared to get addicted to solving the challenges like others have - complete 10 assignments and get a special medal badge - or earn a special deluxe badge or medal for special bonus accomplishments.
 

DONATIONCODER.COM FEATURED ARTICLES AND PROJECTS

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DONATIONCODER.COM CONTESTS

We always try to keep a few fun contests going on DonationCoder.com:
 

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LINKS TO OUR FAVORITE SITES

Check out our short list of the best sites on the web and browse through the archive of our past site-of-the-month awards.
 

BEST OF THE WEB ROUND-UPS

At the end of each year we painstakingly scour the tens of thousands of posts from the preceding 12 months and recognize the best new discoveries and debates:
 

 

 

 

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