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T h e . C o d e R a n c h . J o u r n a l
May 2011 Edition

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the May edition of the CodeRanch Journal. This month's journal editor is bartender, Jaikiran Pai.

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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

* Ranchers discuss whether Swing is still popular for developing desktop applications -

* Why does RAM always double during an upgrade -

* Interesting discussion on how games have evolved over the years -

* CodeRanch is not just about Java, we also have some interesting discussion on some other languages:

  • Ranchers wonder whether Clojure will be popular among Java programmers -

  • Some other programming enthusiasts look for some real life Clojure examples -

  • I n t e r e s t i n g . S t a f f . B l o g s

    * Bartender, Jesper de Jong blogs about parallel collections in Scala -

    * Sheriff, David O'Meara blogs about setting up a development environment for Liferay -

    B o o k . P r o m o t i o n s

    There's a book promotion just about every week at the CodeRanch. Just ask a question about the book in the appropriate forum and you're eligible to win. Right now, Clojure in Action by Amit Rathore is up for grabs. Maybe you'll win a copy?

    Winners of our past book promotions for the month of May are:

    * Pro Android 3 -

    * Beginning Android Games -

    * Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites -

    B o o k . R e v i e w s

    * Agile Hiring -

    * Software Build Systems: Principles and Experience -

    * Java Generics and Collections -

    * Rails 3 Way -

    * Individuals and Interactions: An Agile Guide -

    I t ' s . N o t . J u s t . P r o g r a m m i n g

    * Marshal, Ernest Friedman-Hill shares one of his many beautiful paintings

    Some of his other paintings that he shared at CodeRanch, include:

  • A potrait in watercolor pencil

  • One more watercolor painting

  • * Have you seen some funny or useless comments in code? Here are some amusing ones

    S u g g e s t i o n s / F e e d b a c k

    If you have any general suggestions about the CodeRanch journal, then feel free to open a new thread in our Ranch Office forum

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

    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 Application Server and JBoss EJB3 development team. You'll find him occasionally blogging at

    J o u r n a l . A r c h i v e

    Our previously published journals are available online:

    And, thanks for sponsoring this edition of the Journal.
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