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T h e . C o d e R a n c h . J o u r n a l

July 2015 Edition

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the July edition of the journal.

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 . P o s t s


  • See how a rancher got his doubts clarified about Java packaging and resolved the issues he faced while working with them - http://www.coderanch.com/t/652807/java/java/packages-real-horrors



  • Discussion on message encryption (DES) with a sample code - http://www.coderanch.com/t/652756/java/java/Understanding-Encrypt-Decrypt-txt-file



  • Interesting discussion on why use an IDE and different experiences ranchers have had in their work - http://www.coderanch.com/t/636923/md/IDE-frowned



  • While busy with the tech stuff ranchers discuss the latest discoveries about Pluto - http://www.coderanch.com/t/652584/md/Pluto



  • Do join us welcome our latest addition to the staff - http://www.coderanch.com/t/652861/Ranch-Office/newest-bartenders



  • Fellow members share their favorite type of Pie - http://www.coderanch.com/t/644301/md/favorite-type-pie


  • B o o k . P r o m o t i o n s . & . W i n n e r s

    There's a book promotion just about every week at CodeRanch http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/BookPromotions. Just ask a question in the appropriate forum and you're eligible to win a copy of the book.

    Our recent book promotions and the winners:


  • Murach's HTML5 and CSS3 - http://www.coderanch.com/t/651194/HTML-CSS-JavaScript/Winners-Murach-HTML-CSS



  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python: Practical Programming for Total Beginners - http://www.coderanch.com/t/651523/Jython-Python/Winners-Automate-Boring-Stuff-Python



  • Teach Your Kids to Code - http://www.coderanch.com/t/651864/Jython-Python/Winners-Teach-Kids-Code



  • Head First Android - http://www.coderanch.com/t/652179/Android/Mobile/Winners-Head-Android



  • Customer Requirements for Developers - http://www.coderanch.com/t/652465/Jobs/careers/Winners-Customer-Requirements-Developers



  • OCA Java SE 7 Programmer Exam Complete Video Course - http://www.coderanch.com/t/653017/ocajp/certification/Winners-OCA-Java-SE-Programmer


  • B o o k . R e v i e w s

    The CodeRanch staff just love reading and reviewing books, and we posted those reviews as they are available.

    Here's some of the recent reviews:


  • Pragmatic Unit Testing in Java 8 with JUnit by Jeff Langr - http://www.coderanch.com/t/650719/books/Pragmatic-Unit-Testing-Java-JUnit



  • Murach's HTML5 and CSS3, 3rd Edition - http://www.coderanch.com/t/650374/Book-Reviews/Murach-HTML-CSS-Edition


  • S t a f f . B l o g . P i c k s

    Jeanne blogs some tips and practice questions for the Java Foundations Junior Associate exam


  • Formatting Strings - http://www.selikoff.net/2015/07/11/formatting-strings-for-the-java-foundations-junior-associate-exam/



  • Real World Applications of Java - http://www.selikoff.net/2015/07/11/real-world-applications-of-java-for-the-java-foundations-junior-associate-exam/


  • N e x t . m o n t h : W i n . c o n f e r e n c e . t i c k e t s

    In August look out for our fun competition to win tickets to just not one, but two excellent conference events in Dublin, Ireland. Erlang Factory Lite (http://www.erlang-factory.com/dublin2015) is a half day conference all about Erlang and Elixir and will be held on Friday 11th September 2015. Kats Conf 15 (http://functionalkats.com/) is a conference about functional programming and will be held on Saturday 12th September 2015. Not only can you win entry to both of these fantastic conferences, but you may also get to meet one of our esteemed CodeRanch staff. Now is that a prize worth winning or what! Be sure to watch the forums so you don't miss it.

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    T h i s . M o n t h ' s . E d i t o r

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