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Negative Costs
I think the coupon codes/discounts for commercial software discussed in your reviews is a good idea. It can make a donation have zero or negative cost, and then all you need to overcome is inertia.
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About C++ Builder

We are huge fans of Borland's C++ Builder here at It's used in many of our more elaborate windows programs, and it's one of the most powerful tools for C++ programmers that want to do rapid development of rich Windows GUI applications.

About Judging The Results

There were many excellent submissions to the contest, and choosing winners was difficult and several of the decisions could honestly have gone either way. Judging was based on a number of criteria including completeness, documentation, polish, the existence of alternative free tools, the possibilities of improvement, the estimated difficulty of implementation, the usefulness/fun of the entry, and more. We categorized entries as described on our contest rules page, in order to ensure some diversity, but also awarded prizes to individual coders based on multiple entries.

Download and Try For Yourself!

One of the main points of this contest was to encourage the development of donationware software. On behalf of the authors we invite you to download and use these programs. If you find them useful, will you please consider making a donation to the authors to support their continued development?

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Oracle SQL PlusPlus

Oracle SQL*PlusPlus
If anyone uses ORACLE for a database server, then you'll love SQLPlusPlus. Syntax highlighting, a nice Grid to view your queries. A command history. Support for running scripts. I was sick and tired of SQLPlus, so I coded my own and now I use it all the time for complex queries and for simple ones...

Here is a screenshot of the latest version, with options to view your data how you want it.


You can download a demo here.  You will need oracle server (or some connection that allows you to connect remotely):

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