For all the coders – here a piece of good news. The digital editions of MSDN (Microsoft Developers Network) Magazine and Dr. Dobbs Journal can now be subscribed to for free. While the MSDN Mag is all about Microsoft related technologies, Dr. Dobbs covers virtually any and every mainstream programming language & platform. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if one refers to it as the best (overall) coding mag. I’ve had my eyes on this one ever since I started coding some 14 years back – but the exorbitant subscription rates prevented me from getting them on a regular basis so far.
Subscribing to these free digital editions is as easy as clicking on this link, logging in with your Windows Live ID and following the instructions. If you haven’t come across these magazines earlier on, you can view some samples here and here.
And yeah – if you happen to be an Indian coder – I’d advice you to run for it as there are ongoing XBOX 360 / Zune sweepstakes where your name’s entered automatically, as long as you subscribe prior to October 15th, 2007.