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September 25Pragmatic AINoah Gift  Addison-Wesley Professional Artifical Intelligence
October 2Modern Python Standard Library CookbookAlessandro Molina  PacktPython
October 9Cloud Native ArchitecturesTom Laszewski, Kamal Arora, Erik Farr & Piyum Zonooz  PacktCloud
October 16Learning OpenStack Networking: Build a solid foundation in virtual networking technologies for OpenStack-based cloudsJames Denton  PacktCloud
October 23Learning Regular ExpressionsBen Forta  Addison-Wesley Professional General Computing
October 30Java Projects: Learn the fundamentals of Java 11 programming by building industry grade practical projectsPeter Verhas  PacktBeginning Java
November 6Hands-On Continuous Integration and Delivery: Build and release quality software at scale with Jenkins, Travis CI, and CircleCIJean-Marcel Belmont  PacktBuild Tools
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CodeRanch Book Promotions - This Year's Winners

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January 2Architecting Modern Java EE ApplicationsSebastian DaschnerPacktRavi Desigan, Tim Holloway, Charles O'Leary, Esteban SuarezSent in winners 1/21/18; Received (1/22/18 Charles O'Leary)
January 9Getting started with Spring Framework: covers Spring 5J Sharma & Ashish SarinCreate SpaceRavi Saluru, J Kilgrow, Ramadan Pajaziti, David SachdevSent in winners 1/21/18
January 23Kubernetes in ActionMarko LuksaManningT Vergilio, Daniel Owen Williams, Jorge Ruiz-Aquino, Tim Holloway  Winner reported received 4/20/18
January 30The Tao of MicroservicesJ Richard RodgerManningDaniel Demesmaecker, Dave Tolls, Ankur R Jain, Brian Burress  Sent in winners 2/11/18; Received (18/4/18, Dave Tolls)
February 6Get Programming with Scala (MEAP only) Daniela SfregolaManningpaul nisset, Alex Khvatov, Will Myers, Thomas Zink  Sent in winner info (3/18/18); Received (Will Myers 18/4/18)
February 13RESTful Service with JAX-RS 2.0 (Lynda three month subscription)Alex TheedomLyndaSatya Priya Sundar, Shantha Dodmane, Pankaj Sonani, Stephan van HulstSent in winner info (3/18/18)
February 27Java SE 9 for the ImpatientCay HorstmannAddison-Wesley ProfessionalJorge Ruiz-Aquino, Aysenur Eroglu, Campbell Ritchie, Andrew McDonald Winner reported received (3/25/18)
March 20Java EE 8 High PerformanceRomain Manni-BucauPacktpaul nisset, Thomas Zink, David Sachdev, Alex ShykhmanWinners sent (4/22/18)
March 27 Java EE 8 - Only What's New (e-book)Alex TheedomLean PublishingClaude Moore, R.J. Arzki, Randy Maddocks, Naresh DonipartiWinners sent (4/19/18); (R.J Arzki - received on 26.04.2018)
April 3Effective JavaJosh BlochAddison-WesleyStephan van Hulst, Rob Spoor, Jorge Ruiz-Aquino, Granit BerishaWinner reported received (4/29/18)
April 10Murach's HTML5 and CSS3Anne Boehm & Zak RuvalcabaMurach  Charles O'Leary, Bear Bibeault, Thomas Zink, Wex WuffleyWinners sent (5/20/18);Received (5/23/18 Charles O'Leary)
April 17Java by Comparison (e-book)Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, Linus DietzPragmatic PressMartin McNicholas, Campbell Ritchie, Norm Radder, Timur Radzhabov Winners sent (5/20/18)
April 24Securing DevOpsJulien VehentManningChun Chu, Rafael Morales, satya Priya Sundar, Noorul Hameed Winners sent (5/20/18)
May 1Kafka Streams in Action  Bill BejeckManningNoorul Hameed, Tim Holloway, Lanny Gilbert, R.J. ArzkiWinners sent (5/20/18)
May 8Testing Java MicroservicesAlex Soto Bueno and Jason PorterManningPaul Ramsden, meenakshi sundar, Stelios Ntilis, Al HobbsWinners sent (7/1/18)
May 22OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II Exam Study GuideKathy Sierra, Bert Bates & Elizabeth RobsonMcGraw-HillNoorul Hameed, Charles O'Leary, Kent O. Johnson, Jonathan DamronWinners sent (7/1/18); Received (9/4/18 Charles O'Leary)
June 5Optimizing JavaBen Evans, James Gough & Chris NewlandO'Reilly Michael Krimgen, Jorge Ruiz-Aquino, Tim Holloway, ludoviko azuajeWinner reported received (7/8/18)
June 5Openshift in ActionJamie Duncan & John OsborneManning paul nisset, Lukas Machacek, Carlos Solano, Timur RadzhabovWinners sent (7/1/18); (Ludoviko A. received on 07/10/18) 
June 12Get Programming with JavaScript NextJ.D. IsaacksManning Bear Bibeault, Cody Biggs, Godfred Kofi, Pete LetkemanWinners sent (7/1/18)
June 12Scala for Java DevelopersToby WestonApress Zach Rode, Lukas Machacek, German Gonzalez-Morris, Janeice DelVecchioWinners sent (7/1/18)
June 19Classic Computer Science Problems in Swift David KopecManning Piet Souris, German Gonzalez-Morris, Kent O. JohnsonWinners sent (7/1/18)
June 26The Quick Python Book, Third EditionNaomi CederManning Timur Radzhabov, Patricia McCormick, paul nisset, Rick SilvaWinners sent (7/30/18)
July 10Redux in ActionMarc Garreau & Will FaurotManningSalil Wadnerkar, Bear Bibeault, Wirianto Djunaidi , Cody BiggsWinners sent (7/30/18)
July 17Machine Learning SystemsJeff SmithManningGerman Gonzalez-Morris, Raj Govindaraju, Zach Rode, Piet SourisWinners sent (7/30/18)
July 17Xamarin in ActionJim BennettManningPete Letkeman, Tim Moores, Kondwani Chipeta, Carlos SolanoWinners sent (7/30/18)
July 24React in ActionMark Tielens ThomasManningPhelipe Maia, Lanny Gilbert, Bear Bibeault, Stephan van HulstWinners sent (8/21/18)
July 31OCA Java Programmer 8 Fundamentals 1Z0-808 (e-book)Hanumant DeshmukhEnthuwareNoorul Hameed, Piet Souris, Randy Maddocks, Esteban Suarez Winners sent (8/21/18)downloaded at 8/23/18 (Piet Souris)
August 14Bad Programming Practices 101 (e-book)Karl BeecherApress lee ji eun, Randy Too , Manish Pamnani , Chris WhitcombReceived (9/12/18 Randy Too)
August 21Create an Uber Clone in 7 Days: Build a real world full stack mobile app in JavaShai Almog  Codename One Academy Heidi Koester, Michael Krimgen, Islam Moheb, Jason DelaneyWinners sent (09/12/2018 Islam Moheb received e-book)
August 28Java EE 8 Design Patterns and Best PracticesRhuan Rocha & Joao Purificacao  Packt Press meenakshi sundar, Esteban Suarez, German Gonzalez-Morris , dhwani parekhWinners sent (09/12/2018 German Gonzalez-Morris received ebook)
September 11Software Design X-Rays (e-book)Adam Tornhill  Pragmatic Press darren hartford, Junilu Lacar, Michael Angstadt, German Gonzalez-MorrisWaiting for winners info
September 18The Journey to Enterprise AgilityDaryl Kulak & Hong Li  Springer Hong Lii , Jorge Ruiz-Aquino , Junilu Lacar, German Gonzalez-MorrisWaiting for winners info

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First, a big thanks to Daryl Kulak & Hong Li for being here to promote the book The Journey To Enterprise Agility.

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Dave Tolls wrote:The only places I've been at that have had a cafeteria have been sites that are a couple of miles (usually more) from the nearest food place.
Do lots of businesses in San Francisco really have cafes on site when there is a wide choice of options outside the office?

In NY, most large companies have cafes on site and a wide choice outside.

I've only been inside a couple office buildings in SF, but both had their own cafs.
5 days ago
A Sesame Street writer says that Bert and Ernie are gay. Sesame Street maintains they are not.

It's funny. When I was a kid, I assumed Bert and Ernie were *children*. Things only got complicated when I grew up.

And then there's this:

Sesame Street wrote:“They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most Sesame Street Muppets do), they remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation.”

Does that mean Molly and Abbie aren't girl puppets? I'm pretty sure they have characteristics.
5 days ago
Note that Springer has provider a flyer for a 20% discount on the printed book or e-book. See the above post for the code.
This week, we're delighted to have Daryl Kulak & Hong Li helping to answer questions about the new book The Journey To Enterprise Agility.
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San Franciso is discussing banning new corporate cafeterias.  When I read this, I had to check a second source as it sounds crazy!

First, by allowing existing company cafeterias but not new ones, it penalizes new companies. And then there is

Proponents could argue that if you don’t get people outside, interacting and spending money on the streets of the city, you’re not going to have much of a community to speak of.

What about interacting and networking between departments within the company? I find this a useful part of the work cafeteria. It gets me seeing people in other areas. That, Toastmasters and table tennis are my networking opportunities.

Luckily they are just "talking about it." Hopefully, they get told this is a bad idea during public review!
1 week ago
The real exam is easier. But the scores are kind of low. I recommend going through and understanding why you got each wrong. And maybe even taking a few again to see that you can now spot the issues. That score won't be representative, but it will let you practice.
I think "How many changes do you need to make" implies minimum. You need to make 2 changes. You could make more. You could make three or four or twenty. (adding comments or new lines or unused code.)
The shade plugin also creates a jar with all dependencies.

An y solution is going to require updating the POM though.
1 week ago
There's a lot of agile games? Do you have any favorites? Or ones you played recently.

The most recent one my team did was building a tower with paper and tape in "sprints." We did it with team members in two cities over video conference. (Obviously the subteams didn't span cities)

Campbell Ritchie wrote:You are within your rights to give notice five minutes after arrival on your first day.

I think that would come across even worse than "resigning" before you start. The earlier the company knows they have an empty position, the earlier they can start filling it.

There are really no good options in this scenario. You are supposed to work at a job when you accept. So it is choosing the "least bad" option here.
1 week ago
I find SO for really specialized questions. I had a question about Sonatype Nexus 3 Content Selectors. Very few people are going to be able to answer this that don't actually work for the company. The person who gave me the answer works for Sonatype and watched the Nexus tag on SO.

Ironically, he posted as a comment and not an answer so I couldn't give him points!
1 week ago
I don't understand what you are trying to do or how these two classes relate. I think you need to add more code to show what you are trying to do.
1 week ago