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.
Thank you, Bert, and everyone. I gave myself a special birthday gift this year: I have quit corporate life and I am now beginning life as a consultant. Thanks again for all of the "well wishes". Cheers, Bryan
I'm sorry I missed your birthday, The time flew by so fast, I never realized that it was here, Until it had already past. So let me just send greetings now, I hope it's not too late, I wish you a happy belated birthday, Even though I'm late! Hope it was wonderful!
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Wish you a very happy belated B'day. I was a fool. I never knew javaranch is from authors of HFSJ .. today i was going through book detals and i was so happy. One of the author himself is answering my questions.. thats really great.
Cool. You are as bad (good ?) as I am when it comes to reading words incorrectly.
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I am so impressed with you all. I have been part of the Internet since 1984 when I worked for NASA; in the days when "community" meant email distribution lists and usenet. I can honestly say that JavaRanch has the best community I have ever seen. It is easy to express opinions and answer questions, but what I am most impressed with is the huge numbers of people willing to ask questions. Having been an instructor for Sun, I know how much courage it takes to ask questions. On the other side, I am also impressed with the folks that answer questions in the spirit of what we call in HeadFirst "no dumb questions". I almost never seen "flame wars" on JavaRanch which was all too common in the early days of the Internet.
You all deserve a giant, Internet, group hug. Consider yourself hugged!
Oh yeah, and thanks specifically to Chintu for the great bday poem; that warmed my heart.
hey Bryan, you are now like a HEAD FIRST IDOL, the amazing things that you have done so far, nobody can break your record....I am your great fan. I want to be like you.....Anyway....i will follow footprints...you know what i think that out of your 24 hours..you are dipped in ocean of java for 14 hours and 8 hour is your sleep time.... Once again Happy Birthday....