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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.




H o t . D o g ! ! ! W e . H a v e . a . S p o n s o r ! ! !

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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 - http://www.coderanch.com/t/538819/java/java/GUI-popular-Swing-desktop-apps

* Why does RAM always double during an upgrade - http://www.coderanch.com/t/537540/Mac/Why-does-RAM-always-double

* Interesting discussion on how games have evolved over the years - http://www.coderanch.com/t/537374/Android/Mobile/way-games-changed-over-past

* 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 - http://www.coderanch.com/t/539123/clojure/Incubator/Will-Clojure-popular-among-Java



  • Some other programming enthusiasts look for some real life Clojure examples - http://www.coderanch.com/t/539152/clojure/Incubator/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 - http://www.scala-notes.org/2011/05/scala-2-9-parallel-collections-for-mandelactors/

    * Sheriff, David O'Meara blogs about setting up a development environment for Liferay - http://www.selikoff.net/2011/05/26/liferay-standard-development-environment/




    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? http://www.coderanch.com/t/539051/clojure/Incubator/Welcome-Amit-Rathore

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

    * Pro Android 3 - http://www.coderanch.com/t/538770/Android/Mobile/Winners-Pro-Android

    * Beginning Android Games - http://www.coderanch.com/t/537848/Android/Mobile/Winners-Beginning-Android-Games

    * Pro CSS for High Traffic Websites - http://www.coderanch.com/t/538771/HTML-JavaScript/Winners-Pro-CSS-High-Traffic




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

    * Agile Hiring - http://www.coderanch.com/t/537101/Book-Reviews/Agile-Hiring

    * Software Build Systems: Principles and Experience - http://www.coderanch.com/t/537941/Book-Reviews/Software-Build-Systems-Principles-Experience

    * Java Generics and Collections - http://www.coderanch.com/t/538418/Book-Reviews/Java-Generics-Collections

    * Rails 3 Way - http://www.coderanch.com/t/539312/Book-Reviews/Rails-Way-nd-Edition-Addison

    * Individuals and Interactions: An Agile Guide - http://www.coderanch.com/t/539313/Book-Reviews/Individuals-Interactions-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 http://www.coderanch.com/t/538711/md/Flower-girl

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


  • A potrait in watercolor pencil http://www.coderanch.com/t/491880/md/Watercolor-pencil



  • One more watercolor painting http://www.coderanch.com/t/504608/md/JavaRanch-Art


  • * Have you seen some funny or useless comments in code? Here are some amusing ones http://www.coderanch.com/t/539102/md/Useless-comments-source-code




    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 http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-10/Ranch-Office/




    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 http://www.jaitechwriteups.blogspot.com/




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

    Our previously published journals are available online:
    http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/JavaRanchJournal




    And www.LearnNowJava.com, thanks for sponsoring this edition of the Journal.
     
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