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

December 2021 Edition

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

C o d e R a n c h . S o f t w a r e . U p d a t e
Our software received a bunch of rich improvements, ranging from an interface through performance.
Yes, found bugs were written off as the loss and thrown away!

P r o g r a m m i n g . D i v e r s i o n s

This year again, a handful of coderanch folks competed in the fun programming puzzles Advent of Code 2021.
Look for the solutions topics named "AoC 2021 - Day NN Solutions" in the Programming Diversions forum.

...and of course, join us next year, for a bit of headache, not really, well...

For those are hooked up, Junilu Lacar wrote his blog about the lessons learned from doing it in Kotlin.

C e r t i f i c a t i o n . N e w s
Oracle announced the objectives for the new Java 17 (1ZO-829) exam.
And Jeanne already wrote up about her experience taking the Java 17 exam.

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

  • How to improve back-end side?
  • Five Lines of Code: Why five lines?
  • Unit Testing Challenges
  • A compelling case for beginners NOT starting in an IDE

  • 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:
  • January 4 - Java 17 for Absolute Beginners: Learn the Fundamentals of Java Programming by Iuliana Cosmina
  • January 11 - Effortless Cloud-Native App Development Using Skaffold by Ashish Choudhary
  • January 18 - Rust Web Development by Bastian Gruber

  • Recent promotions winners:
  • Terraform in Action - Dennis Laffey, Rahul Dayal Sharma, Randy Tong, Damian Munguia
  • Beginning IntelliJ IDEA - Randy Tong, Roland Mueller, Kevin Florish, Tim Holloway

  • B o o k s . 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:
    I read for the fifth time
  • Understanding the 4 rules of simple design by Corey Haines

  • C o d e R a n c h . S t a f f
    Thanks to all staff that volunteer their time and share their knowledge to make this site the friendliest place on the web to learn.  

    A special thanks this month to the following members...
  • Marshals: Tim Cooke :: Campbell Ritchie :: Paul Clapham :: Ron McLeod :: Liutauras Vilda
  • Sheriffs: Jeanne Boyarsky :: Rob Spoor :: Bear Bibeault
  • Saloon Keepers: Jesse Silverman :: Tim Moores :: Stephan van Hulst :: Tim Holloway :: Carey Brown
  • Bartenders: Piet Souris :: Al Hobbs :: salvin francis

  • C o d e R a n c h . N e i g h b o r s

  • Richsoil - Permaculture articles n stuff by Paul Wheaton
  • Permies - Permaculture and homesteading goofballs

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

    Liutauras Vilda - a sheriff. If it is not his shift here at Ranch, he most likely exploring Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on his rusty american metal horse.

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