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

January 2022 Edition

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

J u m p i n . J F o r u m . D a y
After a year off due to COVID-19, Jumpin JForum Day is back! Can you believe it's been thirteen years since we switched to Java based JForum software?

To celebrate this year's feature is customizing the BB tags when you create a new post. This lets you make your favorites easier to find and hide ones you never use. It's also a good opportunity to see what tags are available. For example, did you know you can center text? We can make it look like when people first discovered HTML:

Jumpin JForum Day!

There are lots of other fun ones like embedding a youtube/vimeo video or even making a nested list. Just click the gear icon at the end of the list of BB tags when creating a post and customize away!

We had two recent Moose sightings. Check them out here and here

L O G 4 J
It's been the just over a month since the log4jshell vulnerability was announced. We made it through! Hope you did ok as well.  For anyone who managed to miss the news, log4j had a major remote code execution attack. The solution was to patch to 2.15. But that didn't fix the problem. And the solution was to patch to 2.16. Then... well, we are up to 2.17.1 now.

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

  • We have a member curious about Kafka and Java 11
  • A great discussion about scopes in Maven
  • Learning about JavaMail

  • 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 18 - Rust Web Development by Bastian Gruber
  • surprises! (to be scheduled)
  • February 16 - Patterns and Practices for Infrastructure as Code by Rosemary Wang

  • Recent promotions winners:
  • Java 17 for Absolute Beginners: Learn the Fundamentals of Java Programming - Ketan Bhavsar, Tim Holloway, Andrew Carr, Eric Bresie
  • 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:
    "Help Your Boss Help You: Convert Conflict into Opportunities" by Ken Kousen

    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

    Jeanne Boyarsky - a sheriff. Jeanne is finishing up her OCP Java 17 cert book and preparing to speak in person at DevNexus in Atlanta.

    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.

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