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Hi Everyone,

So the new Code Ranch homepage is almost complete. However before it can go live I need your help with something.

I need some copy/text that I can put in the "about our forums" category boxes.

Please see attached screen grab.

There are 12 categories in total and I need a maximum of 35 words that details what kind of discussions and information can be found in each category on the forum.

The different categories are:
Java, Books, mobile, Caching, Database, certification, engineering, framework, careers, products, languages, other

Please let me know if you can help.
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I'll help as I can. Might not start this weekend as I'm pretty booked. So if anyone else has ideas, don't be afraid to jump in.
 
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Can you give an example of one. It doesn't need to be technical. Knowing the format you are looking for is helpful. For example, you could write 35 words about trees.

For example, is this what you are looking for?
Database - JDBC, ORM, NoSQL, Big Data and more. Discuss database tuning and design as well.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Can you give an example of one. It doesn't need to be technical. Knowing the format you are looking for is helpful. For example, you could write 35 words about trees.

For example, is this what you are looking for?
Database - JDBC, ORM, NoSQL, Big Data and more. Discuss database tuning and design as well.


Hi Jeanne, thanks for this, yes your example is exactly the kind of copy I was hoping for.

Perhaps a little lead into the category so for database:
In the database forum you'll find topics covering JDBC, ORM, NoSqL, Big Data and much more. Discuss database tuning and design as well.

 
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Olof,
Thanks. That's what I was wondering. How Englishy. Here are a few. I tried to use different styles so you can see what works best. And also to give others more examples to draw from as I don't wish to write all twelve.

In the database forum, you'll find topics covering JDBC, ORM, NoSQL, Big Data and much more. We discuss SQL tuning and database design as well.

The certification forum includes Java exams including OCA, OCP, OCMJEA and non-Java including TOGAF. You'll find study tips and resources. Discussions include clarification of concepts, errors in books/mock exams and exam taking strategies.

In the career forum, you'll find job discussions and career advice. Typical questions include how to handle a work scenario or how to handle alternate career paths. Companies also post available jobs.

The books forum contains discussion of books and lots of book reviews. You can even contribute your own book review. We even stick in software reviews and upcoming events.
 
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Great so that's four categories down and eight more to go. Anyone fancy taking a stab at the remaining categories, I've got PIE to give away!!

Java, mobile, Caching, engineering, framework, products, languages, other
 
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Java

Java topics ranging from beginner's questions to core Java, features in Java releases, Servlets and JSP, networking, I/O, GUIs with Swing or JavaFX, and more including game development!

 
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Engineering

Forums for other engineering topics including writing web applications with HTML and JavaScript, using build tools, version control, testing, XML, design, and more, including processes such as Agile.
 
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Languages

Everyone wants to be a polyglot! Ask about languages here: Python, Clojure, Perl, Scala, Groovy, C or C++, or what have you!
 
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Frameworks

The structure upon which many applications are built, frameworks like Spring, Struts, GWT, and any of the many others are discussed here.
 
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Great that's 8 down, 4 to go. Thanks Bear for the latest batch.

Anymore takers for the last ones: mobile, Caching, products, other
 
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Mobile??

How about
Programming for small devices with small memory or large memory
???
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:Mobile??

How about
Programming for small devices with small memory or large memory
???


Thanks Ritchie, could we beef this one out a bit more, does the forum talk about the different operating systems iOS v's Android, or how to pull in API's, build mobile app's and get store approval etc. The more mobile keywords we can have the better for SEO.

Also is anyone willing to take a stab at the last 3?
 
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On Sunday, I wrote:. . . Programming for small devices with small memory or large memory
Programming for small devices with small memory or large memory: iOS vs Android, Mobile apps, Store Approval, etc.

???

I am sure people will talk about all that sort of thing in the fora.
 
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Olof, what categories do you still need copy for?
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Olof, what categories do you still need copy for?


Hi Bear, Caching, products and other.
 
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Caching

Need to put your stuff somewhere? If caching is your game, these forums cover caching products from EhCache to GemFire.

Products

Tomcat, Glassfish, Websphere, other products, and even open source projects: these are the forums to find out how to deal with all the products and projects that we all use and love (and sometimes hate).
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Caching

Need to put your stuff somewhere? If caching is your game, these forums cover caching products from EhCache to GemFire.

Products

Tomcat, Glassfish, Websphere, other products, and even open source projects: these are the forums to find out how to deal with all the products and projects that we all use and love (and sometimes hate).


Thanks again :-) So that now just leaves us with Other.
 
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"Other, but not something really other - Programming Diversions, balancing on the brink of our Rattlesnake Pit fora, and a little bit about blogs, blatant ads and sometimes meaningless stuff."

Just a suggestion. No problem with overriding.
 
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Thanks everyone, I think we have all the categories covered now. Really appreciate your help on this one.
 
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