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

January 2017 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 two new features. Read about them at https://coderanch.com/t/674477/Happy-Jumpin-JForum-Day-read

  • Multiple options for the category and forum listing pages - including the ability to add your own
  • A beta feature to boost threads


  • I imagine everyone has their own favorite dashboards? What are yours? I like:
  • Category dashboard highlighting own bookmarks and watched threads - See an example for the Certification category at https://coderanch.com/c/certification
  • Forum dashboard highlighting own bookmarks and watched threads - See an example for the OCP Cert forum at https://coderanch.com/f/24/java-programmer-OCPJP
  • Home page dashboard showing most recent topics in a table view at https://coderanch.com/forums?dashboardView=10
  • Home page dashboard showing the most recent post in each category that has add an update recently at https://coderanch.com/forums?dashboardView=4
  • Home page dashboard letting you sort by column with forum links on the right at https://coderanch.com/forums?dashboardView=5


  • You can even set one of these - or your own - as a favorite under site personalizations in your profile.

    N e w . S t a f f


    We have four new Sheriffs. Congratulation them on their shiny tin stars: https://coderanch.com/t/673978/warm-Sheriffs

    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 shares a tricky null pointer at https://coderanch.com/t/674797/certification/tricky-NullPointerException
  • Randall started a discussion about driverless cars at https://coderanch.com/t/674282/driverless-cars
  • Earlier in the year, Winston started a good discussion on whether Streams should be Cloneable at https://coderanch.com/t/666409/java/Streams-Cloneable
  • Another classic from earlier in the year is advice on getting a remote position at https://coderanch.com/t/665458/careers/Tech-Support-Remote-Software-Development
  • Scott and I wrote a series of 8 posts entitled "The Eight Nights of Java" covering our impressions and memories the eight versions of Java at https://coderanch.com/t/674175/Nights-Java


  • 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.
    http://www.coderanch.com/t/660317/Wiki/Book-Promotions

    Some upcoming ones are:

  • Reactive Design Patterns
  • Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches
  • Angular 2 Development with TypeScript
  • Sails.js in Actionl
  • Cracking the IT Architect Interview



  • 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:

  • The CS Detective - 10 horseshoes - https://coderanch.com/wiki/671042/books/CS-Detective-Jeremy-Kubia
  • Soft Skills - 9 horseshoes - https://coderanch.com/wiki/669711/books/Soft-Skills-software-developer-life
  • The Business Blockchain - 9 horseshoes - https://coderanch.com/wiki/671902/books/Business-Blockchain-William-Mougayar



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



    Jeanne Boyarsky (http://www.coderanch.com/t/660334/Wiki/Bio-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



    If you have any feedback on this month's journal then feel free to create a topic in our Ranch Office http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-10/Ranch-Office

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



    Our previously published journals are available online at http://www.coderanch.com/t/660078/Wiki/Java-Ranch-Journal
     
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