This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum.
We're giving away four copies of Programmer's Guide to Java SE 8 Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) and have Khalid A Mughal & Rolf W Rasmussen on-line!
See this thread for details.
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Marilyn de Queiroz
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We are excited to see a new book Mike Meyers' Certification Passport written by people working as volunteers here at JavaRanch. Although you may not recognize Margarita Isayeva as Mapraputa Is instantly, you will recognize the names Cindy Glass, Jane Griscti, and Ajith Kallambella as bartenders and sheriffs. According to Amazon.com, the publishing date was October 30.

We are very proud to have such knowledgeable and talented people voluntarily working here at JavaRanch.
 
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Let's not forget Peter den Haan and Sean MacLean who participated in writing "Beginning Java Networking" while functioning as Moderators
 
Ajith Kallambella
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Peter den Haan also served as a technical editor for the Mike Meyers' Certification Passport.
 
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I'm so JEALOUS!!!
I wish I could write or help in wrting a book :P
 
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Interesting, that even here other moderators were hatching a plot against me. (Surprise, surprise! ) I think I can share with you this E-mail I received from our publisher:
"Hi Margarita,
Can you confirm that you want your name on the cover and front matter of this book to be "Margarita Isayeva"? The book cover seems to show it as Mapraputa Isayeva and we want to make sure it's correct and consistent everywhere. Please confirm ASAP--the book ships to the printer on Monday."

Ok, friends (ha!), now you can tell me: who on the Earth told them about "Mapraputa"?
 
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Map, are you saying that you never provided the publishers with any clue that you are affiliated with JavaRanch? If not, then shame on you. If you did, then most anyone could have worked it out.
No, I didn't tell anyone - if only because it never occurred to me that this might be a way to irritate you. Next time you write a book though, you can be sure I'll be in contact with your publisher to help spice up the bio...
Congratulations to all the JavaRanch authors. Please post something here when the book is actually available. Or has an image available; that would be cool.
 
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It was probably me ... think I still called you Map in most of the correspondence; which confused the publishers so I explained the aka Mapraputa. So they must of started to think of you as Mapraputa Isyeva
 
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Ah - here is a link. They claim it's available now - anyone seen one in stores?
 
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How come none of your bio's on the publishers site mention the ranch??

Dave
 
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More generally, how come none of the bios mention... well, anything, really? I hope those are just placeholders for the "real" bios.
 
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I thought someone would know this sooner.
Is Sun Certified Web Component Developer Passport soon??
Anyone working on it?
hehehhe...
 
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Originally posted by Jane Griscti:
It was probably me ... think I still called you Map in most of the correspondence

LOL Then it's me... I remember you asked if you should call me by my "real" name now and I said that I prefer Map Of course, ultimately it is Jim's fault
 
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I cant tell you guys how much of a kick it is to see the names of the authors and realize that you "know" all of them (ok excluding Kathy then).
Well done guys.
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Kathy Sierra (used to be Kozel) was the original owner of JavaRanch before Paul got ahold of it. That's why she is on the contact page.

The bios in the book, the dedications of the authors, and the acknowledgments all mention JavaRanch multiple times.
 
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You guys are simply the angels accross ocean to me.... I wish i could somehow help you in such initiatives....

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Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim)
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--When you learn something, learn it by heart!
 
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Also any gross idea of how many SCJPs, SCJDs, SCWCDs, SCJEAs in the world now? Just curious....
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Jane Griscti
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Marilyn is the only one who's seen the completed book. We haven't got our promo copies yet
 
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So will this book be referred to as "GGKIS", or simply "The Javaranch Book"?
 
Jane Griscti
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LOL ... I like the "GGKIS"
 
Guennadiy VANIN
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Who is Mike Meyer?
It is written in book's description

So, why he is not one (of the) author(s)?
[This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 09, 2001).]

(Marilyn is trying to cut the width of the thread to fit the browser)
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited November 13, 2001).]
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Mike Meyers is the author of three editions of A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and several other computer books. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, a provider of PC and network repair seminars. He is the Passport series editor.
 
Guennadiy VANIN
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Marylin deQueiroz,
thanks, nice explanation.
 
faisal mahmood
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Surely I would like to see a promotion at Java Ranch about this book
(trying to cut the width of the thread to fit the browser)
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited November 13, 2001).]
 
Fei Ng
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Originally posted by faisal mahmood:
Surely I would like to see a promotion at Java Ranch about this book

this book was in the book promotion list long time ago.
hehehe...
 
Guennadiy VANIN
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This thread started
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We are excited to see a new book Mike Meyers' Certification Passport written by people
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and then ended that the book is not that new and hopeless for being givenaway.
Does it have a photo and personal data of russian authors?
[This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 13, 2001).]
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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The book is new. Fei Ng means that the book has been on the book promotion list for a while because they were expecting that it would be published about now. See the Book Promotion Page and you will notice that it is scheduled for promotion the week of November 20th.

There are photos of all the authors on this page. The only photo in the book is of Mike Meyers, the editor. Actually, that photo is not in the book but on the back cover. There are no photos in the book.

No personal data of anybody anywhere. Sorry, G.
 
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