This week's book giveaway is in the Reactive Progamming forum. We're giving away four copies of Reactive Streams in Java: Concurrency with RxJava, Reactor, and Akka Streams and have Adam Davis on-line! See this thread for details.
Thanks for the welcome. I'm trying to answer questions while eating my breakfast right now and then I have to head off to work, so apologies for any delays in answering particular questions. Pat, your comment here deserves a thread of its own I think, can one of the mods move it?