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.
Dear All, I am writing to JavaRanch after such a long time although I constantly remained a silent observer. Hope some people like Valentin and Ashik still remember me. I want to thank them and alot of others who congratulated me when I was only a SCJP. Special thanks to Evelyn for keeping us informed of the updated news, Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra(the moderator of the group) for her last minute tips and sample chapters of her book, to Valentin for those wonderful cheatsheets, to Ashik for the compilation of all the notes, to all those who asked the critical questions(because that made my concepts clearer), to the person who made the 'objectives to specification mapping' document(I don't remember his/her name) and to all others whom I am missing. Truly, JavaRanch has contributed a lot in my SCBCD certification. If anybody needs help during his/her preparation for the exam, you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Now I would like to tell you something about myself. My name is Afsah Shafquat. My date of birth is 26th February 1986. Right now I am in O-level(10th Grade). I started JAVA programming when I was about twelve years old. Now I have passed my SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CERTIFICATION (SCBCD) with 91% on 4th July 2003 at the age of 14 years, 4 months and 8 days. THANKX ALOT ONCE AGAIN!!
Best Regards, Afsah Shafquat Worker, Operation Badar ----------------------------- Sun Certified Java Programmer Sun Certified Web Component Developer IBM Certified Object-Oriented Analyst and Designer IBM Certified XML Developer IBM Certified J2EE Developer ...and finally... Sun Certified Business Component Developer -----------------------------