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JavaRanch Journal, September 2010 Edition

Editor: Jaikiran Pai

Howdy from the September JavaRanch Journal!

Blog picks written by the staff

  • Scott Selikoff blogs about event handlers and weak references in Flex

  • Interesting JavaRanch forum posts

  • A discussion on security management in Java EE web applications
  • An informative discussion on preventing SQL injections
  • Ranchers discuss the pros/cons of generating getter/setter methods using annotations
  • We also had this lively discussion on JVM support in Java 7 for dynamic languages
  • And some interesting ways of determining how many times a given integer can be divided by 2

  • News from the Ranch

  • We now have a new Incubator category where new forums will be created. We have added the BlackBerry forum under that category. More details are available here. In the coming days, you'll see some more forums created under that category.
  • Our regular book promotions continued this month and we gave away copies of Essential GWT, iPhone and iPad in Action and Learn BlackBerry Games Development. You too can win a free book!
  • This week we have Chuck Lam in our Java forum promoting the Hadoop in Action book. You stand a chance of winning a copy of the book by participating in the forum discussions.
  • Our JBoss Forum now has a FAQ page of its own - JBoss FAQ

  • From our archive

    Every once in a while, we'll bring to you, some of the randomly selected evergreen articles that have been published at JavaRanch. This month let's revisit:

  • Evil Unit Testing by the trail boss
  • Scriptless JSP Pages: The Front Man by Bear Bibeault

  • Meaningless Drivel

    Before we sign off this month's journal, let's see what the trail boss has been doing outside of JavaRanch. As he himself admits, he's nuts about permaculture and here's one of his articles on cast-iron:

  • Using a cast iron skillet ain't so hard - with a little knowledge one skillet can be non stick and last for hundreds of years.

  • Suggestion/Feedback

    If you have any feedback on this month's journal then discuss it in the thread here. Or if you have any general suggestions about the JavaRanch journal, then feel free to open a new thread in our Ranch Office forum.

    Your editor this month

    Jaikiran Pai has been a member of JavaRanch since 2005 and a moderator since 2007. He works for JBoss and is part of the JBoss EJB3 development team. You'll find him occasionally blogging at

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