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Each month we look for special offers for ITworld readers to try. This month, Alpha Software is offering its full rapid Web development tool for free. See details on that, and a few other offers below.


Free - #1 rated tool for rapid application development

Alpha Five Version 11, a major new release of the rapid application development tool for web and mobile applications. It lets you build powerful and secure AJAX business database applications 5-10 x faster than with products like Visual Studio, J2EE, and PHP. Alpha Five v11 has powerful PDF and HTML reporting, mapping, querying, calendaring, programming and media support. It runs on Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Mac users can also run under Parallels or Apple Boot Camp.

You get the the FULL Alpha Five v11 (normally $349) for free - this is not a trial or limited version. Alpha Five is rated #1 among rapid Web development tools by InfoWorld.

Get the full free download here!


Each month ITworld and various tech publishers offer a number of copies of new and upcoming books. Enter for a chance to win. Names are selected towards the end of each month.

Book: Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition, by David Pogue.

Book: The Economics of Cloud Computing: An Overview For Decision Makers

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Learn Microsoft Project with a free class from training firm, Webucator

If your name is drawn at the end of April, you choose the class that best meets your skill level.

Enter the drawing here.


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