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JavaRanch is giving two books away this week

paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
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On Friday this forum will be combed for the names of folks that have contributed. Two winners will be e-mailed and they will have their choice of one of the following books:

Beginning XML by Kurt Cagle, et. al.

XSLT Programmer's Reference by Michael Kay
Professional XML by Mark Birbeck, et. al.

Professional Java XML Programming with Servlets and JSP by Tom Myers and Alexander Nakhimovsky

Thanks to WROX press for providing the books and suggesting the giveaway! If this is a success, we might do this more often!

permaculture Wood Burning Stoves 2.0 - 4-DVD set
Becky Burchell
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 19, 2000
Posts: 3
For information on these books and plenty more, visit...
www.wrox.com
... written by programmers, for programmers.

haijun wang
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 18, 2000
Posts: 21
How can we get the book?
Haijun
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
    ∞

Well,
You can go to the store and buy it. Or, you can participate in some of the threads in this forum - then you have a chance at getting it.
On Friday, I'll collect up all the names and stick them in a text file. Then I'll have a random number generation program spit out a number in the range of 1 .. number of names. The number will line up with one of the names. Then I'll do it again to find the second winner.

Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Good Deal Folks!
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
I KNOW THAT YOU ARE SENDING ME ONE OF THE BOOKS
sunni poddy
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 18, 2000
Posts: 2
dats gr8!
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
    ∞

Oh yeah,
The posts have to be meaningful and this thread doesn't count
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944

Paul,
Is the offer valid for people outside US??
Zaeem
Megan, Li
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 11, 2000
Posts: 1
could you tell me why XML and Java is a perfect match?
is that bcs XML also support unicode?
thanks.
Megan
Junaid Bhatra
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 27, 2000
Posts: 213
Wow cool
Paul, nice way to start this XML discussion forum going, which has been silent for a while.
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
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The giveaway is for anybody, anywhere. I warned WROX about our international membership and asked if postage would be a problem. They told me that they are based in Europe, so postage anywhere is not a problem.
I should warn you that any names that don't follow our name guidelines will not be included in the giveaway. So you might want to create a new account that follows the naming guidelines.
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
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XML and Java are a perfect match because Java is all about portable code and XML is all about portable data.
Bill Pearce
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 19, 2000
Posts: 53
Paul,
I posted several notes today to this topic before I saw your note about first name/last name. I registed a few months ago and have not posted any messages until recently. It might help if people like me got some sort of notification in case they don't see your posting. I created a new profile and think it's pretty clear to new users, but some may still not be aware.
Thanks,
Bill Pearce (formerly bpearce4827)
Mirko Froehlich
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 21, 2000
Posts: 114
Does everybody who participated in this forum get the same chance, or does the number of postings count?
-Mirko
Anonymous
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
i want to be in the contest.
Chuanshuang Bie
Greenhorn

Joined: May 19, 2000
Posts: 11
Can I have all of them?
Chuashuang
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
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Bill,
It's a prominent rule when you register. Plus it is outlined when you fill in the registration. I'm not sure how to be more clear. I kinda hate to mention it cuz then I feel like an ogre, beating people up about it. I can understand using an alias for a few posts while you get used to the system. But after that I think a "normal" name is not too much to ask for.
Mirko,
I haven't decided on that one yet. Probably number of posts, but "empty posts" definitely don't count.
"gouru",
I suggest you create an account with a more appropriate name and then participate in the discussions here.
Chuanshuang,
Sorry, I don't understand your question.
weisheZhao
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 10, 2000
Posts: 18
I want to have the books, but how?
I know the rule now, but how can I get my real name account after I forgot the password and can not get it back by email?
thanks
Zhao
[This message has been edited by weisheZhao (edited September 19, 2000).]
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
    ∞

"weisheZhao",
If you aren't going to follow the rules here, you will need to buy your books.
Michael Zhao
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 19, 2000
Posts: 77
Thanks, Paul:
I get my real name account back,
Zhao

SCJP,SCWCD,SCMAD,OCP9I, SCEA
Balki Dhar
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 15, 2005
Posts: 18
Include my name also.
dbalki
tian Lau
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 10, 2000
Posts: 20
Hi,
I am here paticipating the big draw.
Yeah, this came at a right time when I was thinking to get a Book handy.
Waiting for the good news.
Sincerely yours
Tian
Kanan Jariwala
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 22, 2000
Posts: 17
i want the book on Java and XML
kanan
anwar_a
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 21, 2000
Posts: 7
Hi,
I would like to know the use of XML other than the deployment descriptor of EJB
Waiting for reply
Anwar
sharmaraghav
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 19, 2000
Posts: 1
The idea is great. Thanx to Wrox People and thanx to you for agreeing to send me a book .
eskay kumar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 71
Kindly include my name as well.
Thanks !
Shilpa Kumar
Vinutha T K
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 22, 2000
Posts: 17
I am interested to know how XML is all about Portable data. Please explain.
I am interested to learn XML. Please help
Vinutha
sahil chandran
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 15, 2000
Posts: 3
Hi ..
i am not unique , we are taking this forum forward on a good note, but this flow of postings shouldnt stop once we get the book ...
Tht way !!!
waiting to recieve a book from u folks ...
c h e e r s :-)
S a h i l

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Manoj Pooleery
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 20, 2000
Posts: 35
Hi All,
I am relatively new to XML. Previously I had been working on server side Java. But now, I've to work with XML, XFDL and Internet Forms. I've to admit that I'm quite lost in the world of XML. I'd definitely appreciate help regarding parsing of XML/XFDL forms using Java. Which may be the best parser?
I can definitely do something good with the books.
Paul, please include me too in the draw.
Rgds
Manoj.
Trinity
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 17, 2000
Posts: 15
Hi,
I must say this is really a great way to liven up this part of the saloon. The programmer certification and other java parts get most of the attention.
Great job folks !!!

Becky Burchell
Greenhorn

Joined: Sep 19, 2000
Posts: 3
Hi guys,
Just to remind you that even if you don't win a book - you can buy them, y'know! Go to the Wrox site and have a look:
www.wrox.com
By the way - how do you get promoted from being a Greenhorn?
paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20695
    ∞

Okay,
I gotta lock out this thread.
To talk about XML, please participate in threads other that this one. This thread was to discuss the giveaway, not XML. Sorry for the confusion. If you still want to talk about the giveaway, check the thread in the JavaRanch forum. Or the thread in the "Blatant Advertising" forum.
To talk about getting to be a "ranch hand", please go to the JavaRanch forum.
To talk about using your firt and last name, please go to the JavaRanch forum.
Remember, to be qualified for the giveaway, you have to paticipate in discussion in this forum, but not in this thread. Just posting a message that says "enter me in contest" is not participating in the discussion.
Also, names that do not follow the "firstname, space and last name" convention will be disqualified for breaking the JavaRanch rules.

 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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