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

January 2016 Edition

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

W H A T ' S N E W?

This year for Jumpin JForum Day, we announced three new features. Read about them at

  • Full fledged integration of the wiki into the forum
  • The beta view is now the "normal" view
  • Pie!

  • 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

  • Roel teaches us that true doesn't always equal false at
  • A member asks about whether climbing the corporate ladder should be a developer's highest priority at
  • This 221 post thread walks through creating a calculator with TDD. 221 posts; color me impressed. See it at
  • A member helps us fix our mobile view's SEO at
  • Learn about thinking in lambdas at

  • B o o k . P r o m o t i o n s . & . W i n n e r s

    There's a book(or software) promotion just about every week at CodeRanch. Just ask a question in the appropriate forum and you're eligible to win a copy of the book.

    Some upcoming ones are:

  • Murach's Android
  • Online Hibernate Performance Tuning Training
  • Spring Book in Action
  • Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual
  • Clojure in Action

  • B o o k . a n d . R e v i e w s

    We have several forums dedicated to talk about books. Here are some interesting reviews and recommendation from the CodeRanch staff:

  • Your Code as a Crime Scene - 10 horseshoes -
  • Teach your kids to Code - 9 horseshoes -
  • Excel 2016 Pivot Tables - 9 horseshoes -
  • Automate the Boring Stuff with Python - 8 horseshoes -
  • Murach's JavaScript - 8 horseshoes -

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

    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.

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

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

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