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The CodeRanch Journal

October 2013 Edition

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the October edition of the CodeRanch Journal.



News From The Ranch


  • We got a lot of new features this month, which you can check here: CodeRanchReleaseNotes. Ranchers caring about their cows will certainly be delighted to learn that their cows are now displayed on badges, and they can get notified by email whenever their beef stock registers a new addition! (If you aren't familiar with cows yet, please see the introductory thread.)



  • The Ranch welcomes new bartenders!



  • You can now follow us on Facebook and twitter.




  • Coderanch FAQs And Articles

    We have a lot of FAQs and articles on our site, which are sometimes frequented less often than they would deserve. Winston Gutkowski, one of our honorable bartenders, has recently started to put together useful pieces of advice targeted especially at the greenhorns in Java and programming in general. Quite surprisingly, the first thing he has to say is: Stop coding!



    Interesting Blogs And Discussions


  • What does 'technical debt' actually mean?



  • Can you afford errors in your CVS and resumes? Most people don't think so.



  • Double Brace Initialization Idiom and its drawbacks - a blog by Mohamed Sanaulla



  • smlunit - using without a python dependency - a blog by Jeanne Boyarsky




  • October Movie Special

    Our ranchers recently got into a movie frenzy. We discuss movies in and out. The ones to see, the ones to avoid, and some even get a thread of their own! Check out for yourselves:


  • What are the movies you really shouldn't miss? There's a lot of them, so remember not to incur sodium imbalance from all that popcorn.



  • Which ones to skip? We have an answer too. This will buy you some time to see the good ones. And it goes without saying to skip any sequels, of course. Except those we actually like.



  • Be sure to have a look in the Meaningless Drivel forum for movies prominent enough to warant their own thread. Do we miss some? Come in and let us know!




  • Book Promotions

    We've got two promos running right now, and a few more in the following weeks. Check the
    book promo schedule.



    Book Reviews


  • Hudson Continuous Integration in Practice



  • Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips




  • About The Editor

    Martin Vajsar has been a member of CodeRanch since 2010 and a bartender since 2012.



    All this and much, much more on javaranch.com - http://www.javaranch.com.

    Any feedback or suggestions about this edition or the Ranch journal in general is welcome in
    this edition's Ranch Office thread

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