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January 2024 Edition
Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the January edition of the Journal.

J u m p i n . J F o r u m . D a y
This year, we celebrated the 15th birthday of out cutover to Java based forum software! You can read about the journey to this point or read the announcement:

Every year we have a special feature in honor of "JForum Day". This year we added two features related to PIE.
1) If you've posted in the last year, you'll start getting an offer for a free slice of PIE on your ranch anniversary. Just go into your PMs and click on the link to redeem it! PIE gives you all sorts of special features:
2) PIE users now have the option to set an auto reply on their PMs.

You can read about the new features at

I n t e r e s t i n g . C o d e R a n c h . F o r u m . T o p i c s

Two interesting ones are

Upper bounded wildcards -
Sequential and indexing -

So go on and give 'em a read, you won't regret it. Happy codin'!

B o o k s . a n d . R e v i e w s

The book review grid ( is a great way to find books to read.

Two new ones are

"Transitioning to Java" -
"Practical Design Patterns for Java Developers" -

C o d e R a n c h . S t a f f

Thanks to all staff that volunteer their time and share their knowledge to make this site the friendliest place on the web to learn.  

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    Richsoil - Permaculture articles n stuff by Paul Wheaton
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