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The CodeRanch Journal January 2014

Howdy from everyone at the Ranch!



What's new?

We have three shiny new features to celebrate our fifth year on JForum.

  • The Rattlesnake Pit - We have a new forum for political, controversial or "too meaningful for MD" topics. It requires 5 cows to post, but anyone can read.
  • The ability to flag posts for more attention
  • A re-launch of the beta view with more screens using the new look and feel

  • See the announcement thread to read more about them or leave us some comments.

    Plus

  • Check out the leaderboard to see who has the most likes or cows. (across all time or the last 30 days)




  • Blogs and discussions


  • Jeanne blogged about the Application Security conference



  • Tim blogged about magic numbers


  • (see you don't have to be a moderator to have your blog post featured in the Journal. Keep posting in Blog Around the Campfire and your blog post could be here)

    And around the forums


  • Our discussion about favorite Java 7 features is still going strong



  • A greenhorn gets some help with Android



  • We've retired our NetBeans Certification forum since the exam itself is retired. Don't worry, all the posts are still there. Just look in the Product and Other Certification forum




  • Book Promotions and Reviews



    We have a book promotions coming up starting this week. See the book promotion schedule to see how and where you can win a free book.




  • Staff book review for Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams - reviewed by by Mohamed Sanaulla



  • Staff book review for Murach's Android Programming - reviewed by not one, not two, not three, but FOUR moderators. Check out the variety of opinions on the same book to see how your moderators think





  • Suggestions/Feedback

    If you have any feedback about this edition or the Ranch journal in general,
    then feel free to open a new thread in our Ranch Office forum



    About the editor

    Jeanne Boyarsky has been a member of CodeRanch since 2003 and a moderator since 2004. She was involved in the original JForum migration and never stopped coding for the Ranch.


    All this and much, much more on javaranch.com.
     
    Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
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