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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.

W H A T ' S N E W?

Pie features

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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 https://coderanch.com/t/663895/java/java/Explanation-copy-constructors-Deep-Shallow
  • Having a hard time understanding Ternary operators? https://coderanch.com/t/664089/java/java/hard-time-understanding-Tenary-operators
  • Data processing puzzle, collating data using Java 8 Streams https://coderanch.com/t/664148/java/java/Collating-data-Streams
  • Find entropy of dictionary problem https://coderanch.com/t/664156/java/java/Find-entropy-dictionary
  • Is Java becoming data-directed? https://coderanch.com/t/664547/java/java/Java-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 https://www.selikoff.net/2016/04/17/technical-speaking-getting-better-over-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 http://agilejong.blogspot.co.uk/2016/03/up-creek-without-paddle-how-schools-are.html
  • Jesper's de Jong blog about Scala http://www.scala-notes.org and his latest talk "Practical Scala for the busy Java developer" https://coderanch.com/forums/posts/list/660598#3091496

  • 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 - https://coderanch.com/t/664535/java-programmer-OCPJP/certification/Winners-Oracle-Certified-Professional-Java
  • Netty in Action - https://coderanch.com/t/664280/sockets/java/Winners-Netty-Action
  • High Performance Java Persistence (e-book) - https://coderanch.com/t/664037/ORM/databases/Winners-High-Performance-Java-Persistence
  • Secure Coding Rules for Java Live Lessons - https://coderanch.com/t/663770/Security/Winners-Secure-Coding-Rules-Java

  • 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 - https://coderanch.com/t/664111/books/Murach-Anne-Boehm-Joel-Murach
  • Murach’s JavaScript, 2nd Edition by Mary Delamater - 7/8 horseshoes - https://coderanch.com/t/660988/books/Murach-JavaScript-Edition-Mary-Delamater
  • Murach’s jQuery, 2nd Edition by Zak Ruvalcaba & Anne Boehm - 8 horseshoes - https://coderanch.com/t/661044/books/Murach-jQuery-Edition-Zak-Ruvalcaba

  • For more check our Book Review Grid https://coderanch.com/t/661186/books/Book-Review-Grid

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

    Liutauras Vilda (https://coderanch.com/t/659748/Wiki/ActiveStaff#liutaurasvilda) has been a member of CodeRanch since 2014 and a moderator (Bartender) since 2015.
    On a daily basis he learns software engineering subtleties from Senior Ranch Members, and the same time he tries his best to give something back to Community.

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