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.
The winners are .... <h1> Brett Knapik Michael Mendelson Zulfiqar Raza Peter Tran </h1> Congatulations! Thanks to Jacquie Barker for her participation here. I have a copy of the book and I intend to read it sometime in the next couple of weeks. I think it's about time that this topic is covered! Our scheduled book giveaway for next week hit some bumps: the publisher's publicist could not locate either author! But! I'm pretty sure we have an even better author lined up for next week. Hint: My favorite author. My favorite book.... Well, you'll get the e-mail on Tuesday morning .... So how did we do this time? Everybody have fun? Anything I screwed up? For those of you that didn't win a book, are you gonna race out and buy a copy of Jacquie's book?
Well done guys! Hope you enjoy the book! Paul I think I know who you surprise author might be ... I won't say so I don't get everyone excited for no reason if I'm wrong ... but I'm really excited about it if 'm not since I'm reading one of their books right now!
Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.
The reason why the winners are not usually "greenhorns" is that you stand a better chance of winning if you contribute a lot of useful posts to the discussion, and you will be automatically promoted to ranch hand after 32 posts. You'd need to be pretty lucky to get selected as a winner while still a greenhorn.
Anybody but me can win. But most of the publishers usually send me a copy of the book anyway. I think they like me. The official book promotion page is www.javaranch.com/bookpromo.jsp There is another pending promo to be put in the Feb 20 slot. I just got word from Sun. We're going to give away four certified architect vouchers and we'll have some folks from the SCJEA team from Sun on-line. This would include folks that wrote the exams and grade the exams, etc.
Yeah, well done to those that won. I picked up my copy on Wednesday evening and have got through the first six chapters. It's well written, not heavy going at all (just as promised). I was critical for the first four chapters. I kept the receipt intending to take it back - thinking it wasn't going to contain anything new. Luckily, Chapters 5 + 6 really raised my level of knowledge. I will hopefully finish it over the weekend (and keep it!!). So, thanks Jacquie!!!
The second book I won on javaranch ------------------ I wish there was a button on my monitor to turn up the intellegince. Theres a button called 'brightness' but it doesn't work
"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
Originally posted by Steve Hayes: Yeah, well done to those that won. I picked up my copy on Wednesday evening and have got through the first six chapters. It's well written, not heavy going at all (just as promised). I was critical for the first four chapters. I kept the receipt intending to take it back - thinking it wasn't going to contain anything new. Luckily, Chapters 5 + 6 really raised my level of knowledge. I will hopefully finish it over the weekend (and keep it!!). So, thanks Jacquie!!!
Steve, I'm glad you stuck with it, and that you are finding it useful. Please drop me an email when you finish, to let me know what you think of the rest of the book: firstname.lastname@example.org. Regards, Jacquie
Congratulations to allthose who have won... I wished even i would have won the book.....i am planning to by a copy....but its too expensive in India....as i converted the dollarsd in Rupees........ I wish i would have been able to afford......... Anyway cheers guys.........Good Show Kajol