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

September 2022 Edition
Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the September edition of the Journal.

G a r d e n . M a s t e r . b y . P a u l . W h e a t o n
Long before I created CodeRanch, I grew a garden, became obsessed with gardening, and then took a master gardener course.  Years passed and I became bonkers about permaculture and felt a powerful need to have a master gardener course that cut out the required toxic gick in the course and replaced it with cool permaculture and organic stuff. Presto! - Paul Wheaton

C o d e R a n c h . S o f t w a r e . U p d a t e
We have improved our Mobile version - if you have a merit badge(s), they would be shown in your signature.
CodeRanch's internal knives were sharpened so the Moderators of the forum could cut the meat easier.

G l o b a l . D a y . o f . C o d e r e t r e a t
We know the date! Note down. Nov 04, 2022 - Nov 05, 2022.

Coderetreats are free day-long, intensive practice events, focusing on the fundamentals of software development and design. By providing developers the opportunity to take part in focused practice, away from the pressures of "getting things done", the coderetreat format has proven itself to be a highly effective means of learning and nurturing software development skills.

All over the world, people are coming together in small communities of practices to learn, explore and grow.

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 did this thread turn into a discussion of pair programming?
  • Campbell doesn't start threads often, only maybe when he's on a book hunt. Except this time, it got all very interesting. I don't think it is too late to chime in.

  • Certainly is not an easy topic to grasp, and everything what's around it. Yes, Java Generics.
  • Some top notch Ranch members discussing a ways of doing it. What it seems to be, a hot discussion currently going on there is about the method signature.

  • Curious as to what looks cleaner?
  • Such topics always get some spark, simply because we all care about our code, don't we? Some members of the CodeRanch could spend hours discussing a variable name, which one is better, and that is great! Because not always we have such luxury at work. Question is, should we? Balance is important here, not to get stuck for too long. Perfect is good, but done is better. Read the thread, and see how decisions are made, which approach is better.

  • Is JavaFX still worth learning?
  • It isn't easy to answer. And the answer may vary depending on your goal. It is always nice to see something visual, especially if it is working. When you starting out, that's even more encouraging. More about JavaFX technology.

    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:
  • October 4 - Escape Velocity: Better Metrics for Agile Teams by Doc Norton
  • October 11 - OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 17 Developer (Practice Tests: Exam 1Z0-829) by Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff

  • Recent promotions winners:
  • AWS Cookbook: Recipes for Success on AWS - Robert Swartchick, Raja Sekhar Karanam, M Khalid, Carl McGee
  • Software Mistakes and Tradeoffs - Junilu Lacar, German Gonzalez-Morris, Tim Holloway, fahd helwani

  • More Book Promotions Winners.

    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:
  • Chaos Engineering: Site reliability through controlled disruption by Mikolaj Pawlikowski

  • 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: Campbell Ritchie :: Paul Clapham :: Tim Cooke :: Jeanne Boyarsky :: Liutauras Vilda
  • Sheriffs: Frank Carver :: Henry Wong :: Ron McLeod
  • Saloon Keepers: Tim Moores :: Frits Walraven :: Tim Holloway :: Stephan van Hulst :: Carey Brown
  • Bartenders: Al Hobbs :: Piet Souris :: Himai Minh

  • 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, who's wandering around here for almost 10 years now, well, not yet, in the next 2 years or so. But it doesn't hurt to give you a hint what's coming.

    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
    Our previously published journals you can find here.
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