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

April 2016 Edition

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

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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

  • The difference between object's shallow and deep copy
  • Having a hard time understanding Ternary operators?
  • Data processing puzzle, collating data using Java 8 Streams
  • Find entropy of dictionary problem
  • Is Java becoming data-directed?

  • B l o g . E n t r i e s . F r o m . S t a f f

  • Jeanne Boyarsky in her latest blog post shares her remarkable experience about technical speaking and how her speaking got better over the time (talks included).
  • Junilu Lacar recently published article "Up the Creek Without a Paddle: How Schools are Failing Novice Programmers", which can be found at
  • Jesper's de Jong blog about Scala and his latest talk "Practical Scala for the busy Java developer"

  • 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.

    Our recent book promotions and their winners can be found below:

  • Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Exam 1Z0-809: A Comprehensive OCPJP 8 Certification Guide -
  • Netty in Action -
  • High Performance Java Persistence (e-book) -
  • Secure Coding Rules for Java Live Lessons -

  • Some upcoming ones are:

  • Re-engineering Legacy Software
  • Docker in Action
  • MongoDB in Action (2nd Edition)
  • Docker in Practice
  • OpenStack in Action
  • Grokking Algorithms

  • 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 in our Book Reviews forum:

  • Murach’s C# 2015 by Anne Boehm and Joel Murach - 7 horseshoes -
  • Murach’s JavaScript, 2nd Edition by Mary Delamater - 7/8 horseshoes -
  • Murach’s jQuery, 2nd Edition by Zak Ruvalcaba & Anne Boehm - 8 horseshoes -

  • For more check our Book Review Grid

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