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The CodeRanch Journal January 2012

Howdy from everyone at the Ranch!

Hot dog!

No. It isn't a sponsor. It's a shout out. We want to say how awesome our hosting company - "evolution hosting" - has been to us. Thanks!

What's new?
We have three shiny new features to celebrate our third year on JForum.

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  • Thread by thread "read" tracking

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

    Blogs and discussions

  • Paul teaches us about raised garden beds. And if you don't know what hugelkultur means, read it too!
  • Mohammed reminds us the importance of writing SOLID code
  • Vijitha tells us how to recover files in Eclipse

  • And around the forums

  • The January 18th SOPA blackout (the moose had a blackout bar in support)
  • Should you wear a suit to an interview?
  • A few of us walk you through a typical day of development

  • Book Promotions

    Look out for your chance to ask question of the authors, and maybe win a copy. Next week is "MongoDB in Action" and "Clojure in Action". Check back for more soon.

    Recent Book Reviews

  • 12 Essential Skills for Software Architects
  • Drupal Users Guide
  • Java Performance

  • 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

    Your editor this month
    Jeanne Boyarsky works as a Java Developer for a bank in New York City. In her free time, she is currently mentoring the programmers at StuyPulse FIRST robotics

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