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

October 2015 Edition

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the October 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


  • Read the basics, best practices, and expert opinion on test-driven development: http://www.coderanch.com/t/655695/java/java/TDD-simple-calculator



  • What are the possible ways to simplify null-checks and if-else conditions in Java 8? See here: http://www.coderanch.com/t/656528/java/java/Alternatives-null-checks-statements



  • Here is the best explanation ever about Lambdas: http://www.coderanch.com/t/655376/java/java/Thinking-Lambdas



  • Ever thought of how tricky the operator precedence could be? Find it out here: http://www.coderanch.com/t/656636/ocajp/certification/logical-operator-precedence



  • And finally, what are some good psychological thriller movies? http://www.coderanch.com/t/651198/md/Good-psychological-thrillers


  • 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. Just ask a question in the appropriate forum and you're eligible to win a copy of the book.
    http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/BookPromotions

    Our recent book promotions and their winners can be found below:


  • Java DB Connections & Transactions - http://www.coderanch.com/t/656712/JDBC/databases/Winners-Java-DB-Connections-Transactions



  • Mastering Lambdas - http://www.coderanch.com/t/655602/java/java/Winners-Mastering-Lambdas



  • OCP Java SE 7 Programmer II Certification Guide - http://www.coderanch.com/t/655880/java-programmer-SCJP/certification/Winners-OCP-Java-SE-Programmer



  • Scala Puzzlers - http://www.coderanch.com/t/654805/Scala/Winners-Scala-Puzzlers


  • B o o k . a n d . R e v i e w s

    We have several forums dedicated to talk about books. Here are some interesting reviews and recommendation from the CodeRanch staff:


  • Book of the moment - http://www.coderanch.com/t/654262/Bunkhouse-Lounge/Book-Moment-Mindset-Psychology-Success



  • The Nature of Software Development: Keep It Simple, Make It Valuable, Build It Piece by Piece - http://www.coderanch.com/t/653346/Book-Reviews/Nature-Software-Development-Simple-Valuable



  • Murach's Beginning Java with NetBeans - http://www.coderanch.com/t/653612/books/Murach-Beginning-Java-NetBeans-Paperback


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

    Devaka Cooray (http://www.coderanch.com/u/178015/Devaka-Cooray) started programming with Pascal and BASIC languages when he was 13, and he has been coding with Java since 2003. He has been a member of CodeRanch since 2008 and a staffer since 2010.

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