This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
We are excited to see a new book Mike Meyers' Certification Passport written by people working as volunteers here at JavaRanch. Although you may not recognize Margarita Isayeva as Mapraputa Is instantly, you will recognize the names Cindy Glass, Jane Griscti, and Ajith Kallambella as bartenders and sheriffs. According to Amazon.com, the publishing date was October 30.
We are very proud to have such knowledgeable and talented people voluntarily working here at JavaRanch.
JavaBeginnersFaq "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present." Eleanor Roosevelt
Interesting, that even here other moderators were hatching a plot against me. (Surprise, surprise! ) I think I can share with you this E-mail I received from our publisher: "Hi Margarita, Can you confirm that you want your name on the cover and front matter of this book to be "Margarita Isayeva"? The book cover seems to show it as Mapraputa Isayeva and we want to make sure it's correct and consistent everywhere. Please confirm ASAP--the book ships to the printer on Monday."
Ok, friends (ha!), now you can tell me: who on the Earth told them about "Mapraputa"?
Map, are you saying that you never provided the publishers with any clue that you are affiliated with JavaRanch? If not, then shame on you. If you did, then most anyone could have worked it out. No, I didn't tell anyone - if only because it never occurred to me that this might be a way to irritate you. Next time you write a book though, you can be sure I'll be in contact with your publisher to help spice up the bio... Congratulations to all the JavaRanch authors. Please post something here when the book is actually available. Or has an image available; that would be cool.
It was probably me ... think I still called you Map in most of the correspondence; which confused the publishers so I explained the aka Mapraputa. So they must of started to think of you as Mapraputa Isyeva
Also any gross idea of how many SCJPs, SCJDs, SCWCDs, SCJEAs in the world now? Just curious.... ------------------ Muhammad Ashikuzzaman (Fahim) Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform --When you learn something, learn it by heart!
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Marilyn is the only one who's seen the completed book. We haven't got our promo copies yet
Who is Mike Meyer? It is written in book's description
So, why he is not one (of the) author(s)? [This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 09, 2001).]
(Marilyn is trying to cut the width of the thread to fit the browser) [This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited November 13, 2001).]
Marilyn de Queiroz
Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Mike Meyers is the author of three editions of A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and several other computer books. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, a provider of PC and network repair seminars. He is the Passport series editor.
Surely I would like to see a promotion at Java Ranch about this book (trying to cut the width of the thread to fit the browser) [This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited November 13, 2001).]
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Originally posted by faisal mahmood: Surely I would like to see a promotion at Java Ranch about this book
this book was in the book promotion list long time ago. hehehe...
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This thread started <blockcode> We are excited to see a new book Mike Meyers' Certification Passport written by people </blockcode> and then ended that the book is not that new and hopeless for being givenaway. Does it have a photo and personal data of russian authors? [This message has been edited by G Vanin (edited November 13, 2001).]
Marilyn de Queiroz
Joined: Jul 22, 2000
The book is new. Fei Ng means that the book has been on the book promotion list for a while because they were expecting that it would be published about now. See the Book Promotion Page and you will notice that it is scheduled for promotion the week of November 20th.
There are photos of all the authors on this page. The only photo in the book is of Mike Meyers, the editor. Actually, that photo is not in the book but on the back cover. There are no photos in the book.