Tim Cooke

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Given that your PC is not an Android device and will not have the Android system API available, it follows that you will need an emulator if you want to run an Android app on your PC. The advantage of an emulator is that you can emulate all sorts of different devices, versions of Android, and display sizes. The disadvantage is that it is not a real device and may not be a 100% accurate emulation of any device.
3 days ago
First, a big thanks to Adam Tornhill for being here to promote the book Software Design X-Rays (e-book).

The winners are:

  • darren hartford
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Michael Angstadt
  • German Gonzalez-Morris

  • Please send your snail mail address to bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com. To ensure the quickest response, please provide the following:

    Your name (first and last - if your CodeRanch name is different, please include both your real name and Ranch name)
    Email
    Country (needed even if requesting an e-book)
    Address
    Phone Number


    Also, please include the following as the subject of your Email.

    Book Promo Winner - Software Design X-Rays (e-book) - Tuesday, September 11th, 2018


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    As noted in the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff, the winners have 8 days to submit their information. Within 3 days of receipt of your email, we will reply to let you know we got it. If you don't hear back, the goat might have eaten your email. Please let us know by posting in the Ranch Office so we can check on it. Once you have received your copy please let us know by editing the Book Promotions Winners Page and updating the 'Status' column to say you have it.

    Thanks and congrats to all the winners.
    I can understand it for businesses who are a bit out of town, as Dave says. I worked at a place some years back and their office was pretty big and on an industrial park a couple of miles out of the town where all the shops and cafes were. They had a decent on site restaurant and that was ok given the location. The only other option you had was the food van that rolled by mid morning. What they did do though was have a free shuttle bus running to and from town every lunch time so you weren't completely disconnected.

    I agree though that it makes less sense when your office is right in town with all the cafes and things on your doorstep. My current work place has a kitchen with microwaves, fridges, tea and coffee making things and tables to eat your lunch which I don't think is what Jeanne categorises as a 'cafeteria' in this discussion. That's pretty standard in offices.
    1 week ago

    Adam Tornhill wrote:Yes, that's correct. I got a wonderful review by Coderanch


    I reviewed this title a couple of months before we ran the promotion on CodeRanch and I really liked it. So much so that I awarded it 10 out of 10 horseshoes.

    Adam Tornhill wrote:and I did a book promotion too, approximately 2-3 years ago.


    Yes. It was December 2015.
    This week, we're delighted to have Adam Tornhill helping to answer questions about the new book Software Design X-Rays (e-book).


    The promotion starts Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 and will end on Friday, September 14th, 2018

    We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Pragmatic Press.


    Image from https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com

    Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

    Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
    There's a good chance your query would be much simpler if you were to use the EXCEPT Operator.
    As Liutauras was saying, we like to keep the published rules around post deletion deliberately vague.

    The rules at any given time reflect our current opinion on when users should and should not be able to edit their posts, and that opinion changes over time as do the rules. By not publishing a clear breakdown of the rules we allow ourselves the freedom to tweak them as we see fit without drawing any heat from pernickety users. Heck half (most) of the staff aren't even that sure exactly what the rules are.

    2 weeks ago
    Welcome to the Ranch (again) Harry! I'm glad we got your access problems resolved.

    For a bit of context: Harry signed up a short while back, made a few posts, then was essentially locked out because the sign in process went a bit wrong. But Harry absolutely did the right thing, instead of giving up and writing us off, or flaming us on social media or some other unpleasantness, he dropped us an email asking for help. After a bit of investigation on my part, and could easily have been from any of the wonderful staff here, we found a solution and here we are. Good times!

    I hope you enjoy your time at the Ranch Harry and make good use of the wealth of knowledge and experience that lies within all our staff and members.

    Cheers, Tim
    2 weeks ago

    Liutauras Vilda wrote:picture or it didn't happen...


    Sorry, I left my dream camera in the other room
    3 weeks ago
    That's right! In a dream earlier this week my Wife and I were travelling on a long car journey and we called into Paul and Jocelyn's house for a rest. It wasn't their actual house, just some house in a leafy suburb. We had a lovely lunch and good chats, then off we went on our journey. I don't know where we were going, or why we were heading there.

    Dreams are such mysterious things.
    3 weeks ago
    The confirmation of your email is not an automated process and requires an actual person to check and write the email back to you. Those people, like all CodeRanch Staff, are volunteers and have other time commitments such as an actual paid job, families, social lives, etc etc.

    I can, however, confirm that we have received your email.
    3 weeks ago
    Krzysztof Rams - you may have missed the part in the first post here that says:

    Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.



    Since Rhuan has answered already we shan't remove it but you'll not win anything asking questions in this thread.
    First, a big thanks to Shai Almog for being here to promote the book Create an Uber Clone in 7 Days: Build a real world full stack mobile app in Java.

    The winners are:

  • Heidi Koester
  • Michael Krimgen
  • Islam Moheb
  • Jason Delaney

  • Please send your snail mail address to bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com. To ensure the quickest response, please provide the following:

    Your name (first and last - if your CodeRanch name is different, please include both your real name and Ranch name)
    Email
    Country (needed even if requesting an e-book)
    Address
    Phone Number


    Also, please include the following as the subject of your Email.

    Book Promo Winner - Create an Uber Clone in 7 Days: Build a real world full stack mobile app in Java - Tuesday, August 21st, 2018


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    As noted in the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff, the winners have 8 days to submit their information. Within 3 days of receipt of your email, we will reply to let you know we got it. If you don't hear back, the goat might have eaten your email. Please let us know by posting in the Ranch Office so we can check on it. Once you have received your copy please let us know by editing the Book Promotions Winners Page and updating the 'Status' column to say you have it.

    Thanks and congrats to all the winners.
    4 weeks ago
    This week, we're delighted to have Shai Almog helping to answer questions about the new book Create an Uber Clone in 7 Days: Build a real world full stack mobile app in Java.

    The promotion starts Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 and will end on Friday, August 24th, 2018.

    We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Codename One Academy.


    Image from unknown

    Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

    Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
    1 month ago
    That's very gracious of your Piet. Since Paul has made free ebooks available to everybody I'd say everybody has won this weeks CodeRanch Book Promotion.

    Hurray for Enthuware!