There’s been a great deal of discussion online recently about Redgate Software's decision to move their stewardship of Lutz Roeder’s Reflector software from a free \ premium model to a not-free \ premium model. The company’s Reflector forum is full of pleads, cajoles, reasonings and answers as to why a Reflector 7 licence will cost you $35 rather than $0 for v6. But when you come down to it, if you use Reflector in anger - and I’m sure many of us do – $35 is a small price to pay for the fantastic functionality it provides. And if you don’t already use it, then maybe I can help out.
Back on Feb 3, Jay Grieves bought ten Reflector 7 licenses with his own money to give them away. Redgate saw the post and offered another 50 licenses for his giveaway. If you didn’t notice it, that giveaway ends today so I’ve got in touch with Redgate and they’ve agreed to give me another 50 licenses to give away. However, rather than just post a comment below, I’d like to help others appreciate how useful Reflector can be.
So, please email me your favourite use for Reflector with examples and screenshots if you have the time and fifty people who send an email will get a Reflector 7 license free of charge. The address to send it to is HeresWhyILove-Reflector@yahoo.co.uk and the deadline is Monday February 28. I’ll post the best and most popular examples here next month.