Jeanne Boyarsky

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First, a big thanks to Elton Stoneman for being here to promote the book Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches.

The winners are:

Greg Horie
Miguel Leiva
Lucian Maly
Tim Holloway

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 - Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020


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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.
Welcome! I look forward to your "Five Lines of Code" promo!
2 weeks ago
This week, we're delighted to have Elton Stoneman helping to answer questions about the new book Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches.
See the table of contents online.

The promotion starts Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 and will end on Friday, July 24th, 2020

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


Image from https://images.manning.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.
2 weeks ago
Confirmed and added to errata. If we do another printing, jmod will be removed as an answer choice from that question since knowing this is out of scope.
Oksana: People will only know  your score if you tell them. The verification system jut shows pass/fail if you send a verification link to an employer.
CodeRanch Book & Software Promotions - Information for Authors and Publishers

We schedule Promotions for any book or software that we feel will appeal to our users. This obviously includes coding / programming books and might include books on software design, modelling tools, programming paradigms, frameworks, user interface tools, etc ... It includes software including testing tools, IDEs and programming utilities.  We do not do Promotions on topics unrelated to Programming or Software Engineering.
We prefer to do promotions on new books or software, that is, published within the last six months. If the book or software is of particular interest, we may make an exception to this guideline.

Note: new rule effective August 1st - authors must make at least one post at least a week before the promo. The author can either do so in a technical forum or in the introductions forum (ex: hi, i'm looking forward to my promo coming up). Note that if the author is an active user, any post within the last three months is sufficient.  If the author does not post, CodeRanch may cancel the promotion. If the other still does not post by the time we kick off the promotion, CodeRanch will cancel the promotion.
  • All promos are now listed as tentative until the author registers for an account, makes a post and the author or publisher tells us. (If the author has posted anything in the last 3 months it counts.
  • The promo date is guaranteed until a week before.If the author has not posted a week before, we may or may not give that slot to another book/publisher
  • If the author still has not posted when we are ready to kick off the promo, we will cancel it.


  • CodeRanch Provides


  • A promotion on one the highest traffic, independent sites dealing with Programming. See our statistics. We average over 100,000 unique visitors each week.
  • An email announcement at the start to all registered users of CodeRanch. This mailing is currently going out to over 130,000 registered CodeRanch users.
  • A banner ad to direct traffic to the forum with the promotion.
  • A text ad on the top of the main forum page to direct traffic to the forum with the promotion.
  • A sticky thread atop the relevant forum to call attention to the promo of the week.
  • A mention on the twitter.com/coderanch feed
  • Administrators and Moderators involvement to assist the Author.
  • Selection and announcement of the winners and collection of the winners mailing address.



  • Publisher Expectations

  • Coordinate the scheduling of Promotions between CodeRanch personnel and Authors.  Note that we request two weeks notice in advance of the promo to set things up.
  • To send out four books, one to each address (anywhere in the world - we understand some countries get ebooks) of four winners that we have selected for the promotion.
  • If enough time is available before a promotion, scheduling a book review (or manuscript if the book isn't published yet) with CodeRanch Personnel is advisable. Additional value can be obtained with 'See what our own Sally Software-Engineer had to say'. Reviews can be scheduled by emailing Book Review Coordinator.  - bookreviews AT javaranch DOT com


  • Author Setup Steps

  • Set up your user Profile in the Forums area; fill in as much information as possible.
  • Authors must make at least one post a week prior to the promo. The author can either do so in a technical forum or in the introductions forum (ex: hi, i'm looking forward to my promo coming up). Note that if the author is an active user, any post within the last three months is sufficient.
  • Optionally: Add a signature to the Authors profile that will promote your book.


  • Author Expectations

  • Spend a little time familiarizing himself/herself with our software and culture prior to the promotion. Post new Topics and respond to our member's questions.
  • Tuesday to Friday spend around 30 minutes a day, or more if you wish to really boost your engagement, responding to posts and promoting your book.
  • For each post, check the box 'Show Signature: include your profile signature.' The more you post, the more you promote your book.


  • The general scenario breaks down to:

  • The Author expresses an interest in doing a promotion for a given date.
  • If CodeRanch is interested in promoting the book, the Publisher and CodeRanch personnel schedule it.
  • The Author creates his/her profile on the Big Moose Saloon.
  • The Author spends time familiarizing themselves with the Forums.
  • CodeRanch personnel send out announcements of the promotion.
  • From Tuesday to Friday, the Author posts to the forum, promoting the book.
  • On Friday, CodeRanch Personnel select the winners and notifies the Publisher.
  • The Publisher mails/emails a copy of the book to each winner.



  • Awards

    Jolt Productivity Award



    About.com's Java Best of the Net Award

    "In honor of the exceptional online Java Certification-related resource"



    Check the main BookPromotions page for the schedule.

    For questions about this page or to schedule a promotion, contact: bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com
    2 weeks ago
    If you are a publisher, see BookPromoInfo.  This page is for what authors need to know.

    JavaRanch/CodeRanch book promotions are different than your average book promo.  We do the usual and advertise the book/promotion to all our readers and our many visitors via Google of course.  The big difference is that we've learned that people are more likely to buy a book or recommend it to a co-worker if they have interacted with the author.  Our promotions focus one of our forums on your book for a week.  We ask you to spend 30 minutes a day in the forum answering questions about the book/topic. It doesn't have to be consecutive time. Our timeline:

    At least a week before your promotion

  • Register for an account at coderanch.com if you don't already have one.  (If you had one in the past and don't remember the information or aren't sure if you have one, feel free to ask us.
  • [listMake at least one post. You can either do so in a technical forum or in the introductions forum (ex: hi, i'm looking forward to my promo coming up). Note that if the author is an active user, any post within the last three months is sufficient[/list]
  • Optional: Under "my profile", expand general info and enter a signature to advertise the book and provide a link to more information/Amazon/your publisher's site, etc.  For example  [http://www.....]My Book[/url]] .  You are welcome to link to your blog/website as well.  The book is important so people see the link every time you post.
  • Email a link to your post to bookpromotion at javaranch dot com or your publisher contact.
  • We will grant you a special author tag and confirm your promo.


  • Monday evening/Tuesday morning (United States time)

  • We will send out the promo materials, including starting a "Welcome" thread in the forum for the promotion. There will also be a header up top directing people to your forum.  (If your book spans multiple topics and you would like to know which forum it will be in before the promo starts, see BookPromotionsSchedule.


  • Each day from Tuesday through Friday

  • Post at least 30 minutes a day in that forum.  It doesn't need to be consecutive time.  Feel free to post during breaks from work/playing with the kids/etc.   You will be answering questions/participating in discussions about the topic of your book.


  • Friday evening/Saturday

  • We will take down the promotion material.
  • We will start a thread with the winner info and thank you for your participation.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Fabio,
    It's database specific whether you need to include the "?". Luckily, the exam will test you on calling registerOutParameter() and not the syntax of that string
    Ah. I should have clarified. For the OCA, you need to know what a comparator does for String. (That's the stuff in parens in the first paragraph.)

    For the OCP, you will need to know how to write one.
    I agree with Campbell. Either is fine.

    Scott and I are both native English speakers and I think our editors are as well. So sometimes you get text that is the way people would say it and not the way English would be taught properly. In that respect you know English better than us because you learned it as a second language. This happens on the exam sometimes too where the English isn't 100% "by the book". As long as you understand it, I wouldn't worry about that!
    "There is not a short form" sounds right to me.

    It would also be right to say "There is no short form"
    Confirmed and added to the errata. We even list two correct answers for those two distinct numbers!
    First, a big thanks to Dylan Shields for being here to promote the book AWS Security.

    The winners are:

    Julian Isaac
    Lucian Maly
    Skumar Patel
    Al Razor

    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 - AWS Security - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020


    Image from https://images.manning.com

    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.
    2 weeks ago
    Right. i don't consider this an error because we are showing the conceptual value here.