odeRanch is a really happening place for all things Java and beyond, found at http://www.coderanch.com/
- check it out.
There are lots of neat things here:
- Helpful forums: http://coderanch.com/
- A fun game to test your Java knowledge: http://www.javaranch.com/roundup.jsp
- Lots of book reviews: http://www.javaranch.com/bunkhouse/books.jsp
- A newsletter with lots of interesting articles: http://www.javaranch.com/journal/
- Cool T-shirts: http://www.cafepress.com/javaranch/
- The Cattle Drive where each assignment gets a code review: http://www.javaranch.com/cattledrive.jsp
- A searchable FAQ section for the forums and other Java stuff: http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/
- Staff blogs at http://radio.javaranch.com/
- During BookPromotions, expert authors can be asked questions and free books are given away.