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T h e . C o d e R a n c h . J o u r n a l - D e c e m b e r . 2 0 1 7 . E d i t i o n

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to this special holiday edition of the CodeRanch Journal.

A . H o l i d a y . G i f t . F r o m . M a n n i n g


FREE from Manning Publications: Algorithms in Motion liveVideo course! (What's a live video course, you may wonder. It's a book with interactive exerices and more)

As part of their Countdown to 2018, we’ve partnered with Manning Publications to give you a FREE liveVideo course: Algorithms in Motion. Here’s how to claim it:
  • Go to the Algorithms in Motion page and add the course to your cart.
  • When you check out, enter coderanch100 into the Discount Code box and click Apply. Your purchase total should now be $0.00—FREE!
  • Complete the checkout process to place your order.

  • That’s it! The Algorithms in Motion liveVideo course will appear in your Manning account where you can access it at any time, on any device. Enjoy!

    Plus, Manning is offering 50% off on *all* e-books today (12/15) just for signing up at Countdown to 2018! So Happy Holidays and Happy New Year From Manning!

    H o l i d a y . C o d i n g


    Some of our moderators are participating in the Advent of Code - 30 days of coding exercises and competition in December. It looks fun. Three of them are posting their solutions on GitHub.
  • Tim Cooke
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Piet Souris



  • B o o k . P r o m o t i o n 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.
    We've got some promotions coming up. Check the book promo schedule.

    In honor of the holidays our last two book promotions were good gift ideas. You can see the winners below. Or you could buy a copy for the budding programmer in your life.

  • Hello Scratch! - for kids
  • Learn Java the Easy Way - through games!


  • We'll be kicking off the new year with
  • Architecting Modern Java EE Applications - Sebastian Daschner
  • Getting Started With the Spring Framework (Spring 5) - J Sharma & Ashish Sarin

  • B o o k . R e v i e w s


    We have a dedicated forum for book reviews. Please check out the latest reviews (also available on our book review grid: Book-Review-Grid). In fact, there's another good gift idea in there. Check out our review of Girls Who Code for any young females looking to start coding.

    T h e . M o o s e . o n . S o c i a l


    CodeRanch announces latest news/developments frequently on our social media outlets. You can find us at:

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  • Google+ - https://plus.google.com/u/0/106524236675991550426
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  • Follow / Like us so you don't miss a thing.

    A b o u t . T h e . E d i t o r



    Jeanne Boyarsky is a senior moderator at the Ranch. Along with Mala Gupta (another member here at CodeRanch and also an author) were included in this list of 10 talented women in the Java community. We were both honored to be included and it was like an early holiday present.

    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

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


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