|Starting Date||Cover||Book||Author(s)||Publisher||CodeRanch Forum|
|February 20||No promo - holiday week|
|February 27||Java SE 9 for the Impatient||Cay Horstmann||Addison-Wesley Professional||Java 9|
|March 6||Java EE 8 High Performance||Romain Manni-Bucau||Packt||Java EE|
|March 13||Selenium Framework Design in Data-Driven Testing||Carl Cocchiaro||Packt||Testing|
Amazon wrote:Learn how to program in Python while making and breaking ciphers—algorithms used to create and send secret messages!
After a crash course in Python programming basics, you’ll learn to make, test, and hack programs that encrypt text with classical ciphers like the transposition cipher and Vigenère cipher. You’ll begin with simple programs for the reverse and Caesar ciphers and then work your way up to public key cryptography, the type of encryption used to secure today’s online transactions, including digital signatures, email, and Bitcoin.
Each program includes the full code and a line-by-line explanation of how things work. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned how to code in Python and you’ll have the clever programs to prove it!
Amazon wrote:Java is the world’s most popular programming language, but it’s known for having a steep learning curve. Learn Java the Easy Way takes the chore out of learning Java with hands-on projects that will get you building real, functioning apps right away.
You’ll start by familiarizing yourself with JShell, Java’s interactive command line shell that allows programmers to run single lines of code and get immediate feedback. Then, you’ll create a guessing game, a secret message encoder, and a multitouch bubble-drawing app for both desktop and mobile devices using Eclipse, an industry-standard IDE, and Android Studio, the development environment for making Android apps.
|January 2||Architecting Modern Java EE Applications||Sebastian Daschner||Packt||Ravi Desigan, Tim Holloway, Charles O'Leary, Esteban Suarez||Sent in winners 1/21/18; Receieved (1/22/18, Charles O'Leary)|
|January 9||Getting started with Spring Framework: covers Spring 5||J Sharma & Ashish Sarin||Create Space||Ravi Saluru, J Kilgrow, Ramadan Pajaziti, David Sachdev||Sent in winners 1/21/18|
|January 23||Kubernetes in Action||Marko Luksa||Manning||T Vergilio, Daniel Owen Williams, Jorge Ruiz-Aquino, Tim Holloway||Sent in winners 2/11/18|
|January 30||The Tao of Microservices||J Richard Rodger||Manning||Daniel Demesmaecker, Dave Tolls, Ankur R Jain, Brian Burress||Sent in winners 2/11/18|
|February 6||Get Programming with Scala (MEAP only)||Daniela Sfregola||Manning||paul nisset, Alex Khvatov, Will Myers, Thomas Zink||Waiting for winners info|
|February 13||RESTful Service with JAX-RS 2.0 (Lynda three month subscription)||Alex Theedom||Lynda||Satya Priya Sundar, Shantha Dodmane, Pankaj Sonani, Stephan van Hulst||Waiting for winner info|
Niall Kev wrote:Have to say I'm disappointed with these practice tests. First it seems they are easy. Then you get to the practice exam and its like it upped a level, trying to deceive you in anyway they can.