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

January 2023 Edition
Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the January edition of the Journal. This month I decided to ask ChatGPT to help me write the journal. I'll share the prompts I used (in italics) and the ChatGPT results. I also included some commentary on some of my failed attempts. I had more than one chat session going so I could get different answers and chose the best. My helper did a pretty good job. Here we go.

write a paragraph about the javaranch journal using a western accent

Well folks, let me tell ya 'bout the JavaRanch Journal. It's a mighty fine publication fer all you cowboys and cowgirls out there lookin' to brush up on yer Java skills. The articles are written by some of the best and brightest in the biz, and they're sure to give ya a wealth of knowledge on the latest and greatest in the world of Java programming. So grab yerself a cup of coffee and settle in fer some good readin' with the JavaRanch Journal.

J u m p i n . J F o r u m . D a y
write a paragraph describing jumpin jforum day at coderanch using a western accent - Failed to recognize what jumpin jforum day was. I tried a few other failed attempts. They all described the forums, but not what JForum Day was for. I then gave a superdetailed prompt and let ChatGPT handle turning it into a pargraph and adding western words.
using a western accent, write a paragraph congratulating the forum software's 14th birthday including a link to https://coderanch.com/t/424504/Happy-Year.  include that we introduce a new feature every year on that day with a link to https://coderanch.com/wiki/659923/Reading-Ranch-JForum - I had made a typo and written "CodeARanch" the first time. ChatGPT decided that was a term and used it in later replies I had to start a new chat to fix that problem.

Well howdy there, it's a big day at CodeRanch! Today we're celebratin' the 14th birthday of our mighty fine forum software! That's right, 14 years of helpin' all you Java enthusiasts come together and discuss the latest happenin's in the world of Java programming. We always like to make a special fuss on this here day by introducin' a new feature, and this year is no exception. So be sure to check it out at https://coderanch.com/wiki/659923/Reading-Ranch-JForum. And to all our members, we wanna say a big thank you for makin' CodeRanch the great community it is today. Congratulation on 14 year of success, Keep it up and for more information visit https://coderanch.com/t/424504/Happy-Year

using a western accent, account the new feature to have multiple links in your bio and the option to use rel="me" for websites such as mastodon to verify it is you. Include a link to https://coderanch.com/t/762295/Happy-Jumpin-JForum-Day-read - I spelled "announce" wrong, but ChatGPT still did a good job

Howdy folks! It's Jumpin' JForum Day at CodeRanch and we've got a real humdinger of a feature to introduce to y'all. We've added the ability to include multiple links in your bio, so you can show off all them purdy websites and social media accounts you got goin' on. And that's not all, we've also added the option to use rel="me" for sites like Mastodon, so you can verifiy your identity and show everyone that you're the real deal. It's like havin' a little piece of the wild west on your profile, it makes you look like a true gunslinger of the interweb. So be sure to check it out at https://coderanch.com/t/762295/Happy-Jumpin-JForum-Day-read and let us know what you think! Happy Jumpin' JForum Day!

F o l l o w . U s . O n. S o c i a l . M e d i a

using a western accent, write a paragraph encouraging the reader to follow coderanch on twitter (https://twitter.com/coderanch) and mastodon (https://fosstodon.org/@coderanch). give the reason of seeing book promo announcements as fast as possible so know which coderanch forum to post in in order to win a free book - I had to fiddle with this prompt a lot to get close. And then,  I edited the result a little to remove text. Both for flow and to avoid assumptions about what we share on social media.

Hey folks, you definitely don't want to miss out on following Coderanch on Twitter and Mastodon. Our Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/coderanch and on Mastodon it's https://fosstodon.org/@coderanch. The reason you want to follow us is that by following us, you'll be the first to know about our exclusive book promotions. By seeing the announcements as fast as possible, you'll know which Coderanch forum to post in, in order to have a chance to win a free book! So give us a follow today and stay ahead of the game, you never know when you might be able to snag a free book!

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

using a western accent, introduce a bulleted list of interesting topics. include https://coderanch.com/t/762221/java/Interface on interfaces, https://coderanch.com/t/764461/java/Creating-array-Stream using streams for a 2D array and https://coderanch.com/t/756627/certification/understanding-concept on using a switch - Had to hand edit the results for accuracy. ChatGPT doesn't quite know Java.

Howdy folks, Are you lookin' for some interestin' topics to sink yer teeth into? Well, you've come to the right place! Here at CodeRanch, we've got a whole bunch of interestin' topics that'll keep yer mind entertained and yer skills sharp. So grab yerself a cup of coffee and take a gander at this here list:

  • Interfaces: They're a powerful tool in the world of Java programming and can be a bit tricky to understand at first. But don't worry, we've got you covered with https://coderanch.com/t/762221/java/Interface
  • Streams for 2D Array: Streams are a powerful feature in Java 8 and above, and they can be used in a variety of ways. One interestin' way is using them with a 2D array, check out https://coderanch.com/t/764461/java/Creating-array-Stream
  • Using a switch: It's a fundamental concept in Java and can make yer code more efficient and easy to read. See https://coderanch.com/t/756627/certification/understanding-concept

  • So go on and give 'em a read, you won't regret it. Happy codin'!

    B o o k . P r o m o t i o n s . & . W i n n e r s

    using a western accent, link to the upcoming book promotion list https://coderanch.com/wiki/660305/Wiki/Book-Promotions-Schedule and give "Software Teaming: A Mob Programming, Whole-Team Approach" and "Getting to Know IntelliJ IDEA: Level up your IntelliJ IDEA knowledge so that you can focus on doing what you do best" as examples of upcoming ones where you can win a free book - edit answer since we don't do discount codes. We give away books. Also, not just Java books.

    Howdy folks, Are you lookin' for some great books? Well, you're in luck because we've got a whole bunch of book promotions comin' up at CodeRanch. You can find the full list of promotions at https://coderanch.com/wiki/660305/Wiki/Book-Promotions-Schedule

    Just to give you a taste of what's comin' up, we've got "Software Teaming: A Mob Programming, Whole-Team Approach" and "Getting to Know IntelliJ IDEA: Level up your IntelliJ IDEA knowledge so that you can focus on doing what you do best" on the schedule. These books are sure to give you a wealth of knowledge and help you take yer skills to the next level. And the best part is that you can win a free book, yes you heard me right, a free book, by participating in the giveaways that we have scheduled for these promotions.

    So don't miss out on these great deals and a chance to win a free book, head on over to https://coderanch.com/wiki/660305/Wiki/Book-Promotions-Schedule and mark them dates in your calendar. Happy readin'!

    B o o k s . a n d . R e v i e w s

    using a western accent, write a sentence linking to and describing https://coderanch.com/wiki/661186/books/Book-Review-Grid

    Howdy folks, if you're lookin' for a quick and easy way to find the best Java books on the market, then you best be checkin' out https://coderanch.com/wiki/661186/books/Book-Review-Grid, it's a real handy dandy tool that'll help you make yer decision on which book to pick up next.

    C o d e R a n c h . S t a f f

    [This following three sections are standard and I didn't ask ChatGPT for help]

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    using a western accent, thank jeanne boyarsky and chatgpt for writing this month's journal. include a link to https://coderanch.com/t/660334/Wiki/Bio-Jeanne-Boyarsky - I left the results as is. The thank you for ChatGPT's dedication to our community made me giggle a bit.

    Howdy folks, I just wanted to take a moment to give a big 'ol thank you to Jeanne Boyarsky and ChatGPT for writin' up this month's journal. It's chock full of interestin' articles and tips that'll help you out with yer Java programming. It's always a pleasure readin' their work and we're lucky to have them here at CodeRanch. If you want to know more about Jeanne Boyarsky, you can check out her bio at https://coderanch.com/t/660334/Wiki/Bio-Jeanne-Boyarsky. So thank you Jeanne and ChatGPT for all your hard work and dedication to our community.

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