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

August 2019 Edition

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

A . S p o n s o r ' s . C o r n e r!

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    A n . U p c o m i n g . E v e n t

    November 16th (or 15th), 2019
    10th Anniversary of Global Day of Coderetreat

    A day-long, intensive practice event, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design, away from the pressures of 'getting things done'.

    W h a t ' s . N e w?

    Congratulations to four new Ranchers
  • Brecht Geeraerts
  • Adrian Grabowski
  • Ryan McGuire
  • Mike Simmons

  • 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 . T o p i c s

  • Is i++ an Atomic operation?
  • Another story about the Checked Exceptions
  • A subtle lesson about the Recursive Binary Search
  • Never heard about Compile-time constants?
  • When objects become eligible to be Garbage Collected?

  • 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.

    We've got some promotions coming up. Check the Book Promotions Schedule.

    Some upcoming ones are:

  • The Java Module System by Nicolai Parlog
  • OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer I Exam Fundamentals 1Z0-815 by Hanumant Deshmukh

  • Book promotions winners can be found at:

  • A big Congratulations to our Past Winners

  • 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 recommendations from the CodeRanch staff in our Book Reviews forum.

    The Book Review Grid will give you an overview.

    Editor's book choice for the month:
  • How to Think Like a Programmer: Problem Solving for the Bewildered by Paul Vickers

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

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

    Liutauras Vilda - a passionate software developer, who could walk 10 miles one way just to rename variable to a better one.

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

    Our previously published journals you can find here.
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