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For those searching for the string “sql prompt 3.8 | rapidshare,”  that happened to somehow come by my blog, twice, I just looked it up on the web site. SQL Prompt is only $195. If you’re professional enough to need it, surely you can afford to pay the licensing fee. Seriously now. It’s not like Red Gate is some gigantic corporate entity that would be incapable of noticing that you just robbed them of a single license. Reg Gate is a company so small and personal that I, who have never worked for them a day in my life, have met the CEO. Great guy too.

I do understand where you’re coming from. Long, long ago I worked in tech support and only did programming on the side.  I “borrowed” a copy of the programming language I was using back then because I flat out couldn’t afford it and I needed time at night to practice. I appreciate that. But this tool is not an entire programming language, it’s a utility designed to make your full-time programming life easier. I understand why you want it, because, frankly, it works really well. But, since I know, if you need this tool, you can afford to pay for it, just pony up the cash. It’s not going to break the bank. Skip buying a copy of Halo Wars this week and pick it up used next week when you can save about $15.

Just stop trying to steal from a hard working bunch of people who’ve earned the right to charge you one heck of a lot more than they’re charging. Loser.


OK, fine, but what do you think?