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Welcome Stephen Stelting!

Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
This week, we're delighted to have Stephen Stelting amongst us, helping to answer questions in the Java in General (intermediate) forum.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of his book, Robust Java, provided by the publisher, Prentice Hall PTR.

Welcome Stephen!

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
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Welcome, Stephen! Make yourself at home, and have a drink on the house!

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Horatio Westock
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Joined: Feb 23, 2005
Posts: 221
Hello! Hope you have a fun week
Jan Rotthaus
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Joined: Jun 23, 2004
Posts: 56
According to the book is written by Stephen Stelting and Stephen A. Stelting. Who of the two is online?

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Steve Stelting

Joined: Feb 13, 2005
Posts: 19
Hello everyone,

Thanks so much for letting me join in the ranching, Dirk! I'm on the "trailhead" this week - in Sydney, Australia - so there might be a little delay in my replies.

To answer Jan's question, we are one and the same. Amazon's site likes to put two author names on a book, so they've put me in twice. Of course, once their site has an entry, it's very difficult to get it changed... it took almost 3 months to convince them that the book title was "Robust Java" rather than "Applied Java Platform Exception Handling". Such are the challenges of working with the publishing industry...

Best wishes,

P.S. Thank you for the warm welcome, Ernest and Horatio. And thanks very much for the drink... the latte is great!
David Harkness
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Joined: Aug 07, 2003
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Originally posted by Steve Stelting:
"Applied Java Platform Exception Handling"
Great! When can I expect to see this book on the shelves? I've got a few developers in mind near me that I think could really benefit from this book.

Kidding aside, welcome to the Ranch! I look forward to some juicy questions this week.
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