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Cindy Glass
"The Hood"

Joined: Sep 29, 2000
Posts: 8521
Congratulations to the winners of the JavaRanch Book Promotion!!!

Leo Donahue (member 48551)
Oliver Refle (member 30500)
Donald R. Cossit (member 44237)
Timothy Stone (member 18033)

Each of these four folks will receive a copy of Kathy and Bert's "Head First Java" from O'Reilly (Lucky guys )
(You know we REALLY need to re-think this thing about ME not winning a book if I run the selector program . . . . couldn't we CHEAT?? )
I will be sending each of you an e-mail asking for your shipping address. These will get forwarded to O'Reilly who will ship out the books for you. It may take 5-6 weeks, so be patient!!
And let's ALL give a round of thanks to Kathy and Bert for their excellant participation in the Beginners forum. I expect that we will continue to see them in the Programmers Certification Forum. And of course Kathy insisted that we start that EJB Certification forum . . . .
Thanks Kathy and Bert.

"JavaRanch, where the deer and the Certified play" - David O'Meara
Francis Siu
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 04, 2003
Posts: 867
Congratulations all the winner
Donald R. Cossit (member 44237)
doco,you get a signed book
Although I have several Java books,but without a signed one,all the books are only contained the author name descriptor.

Francis Siu
John Lee
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
winnersfor book? congratulations!
leo donahue
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 17, 2003
Posts: 327
That makes me happier'n a rooster 'n a henhouse!
Ranch hands! Ride! (greenhorns too. ok, everyone)
[ June 06, 2003: Message edited by: leo donahue ]

Thanks, leo
Johannes de Jong

Joined: Jan 27, 2001
Posts: 5089
Congrats, as one of the lucky few that read the draft version, I can assure you the book is a great prize to win
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 22, 2008
Posts: 18944
Thanks a lot for this book. I am looking forward to receive it :-)
First time in my live i have ever won something :-)
Thanks to Javaranch
Matt Cao
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 715
Dear All Winners,
Oliver, take the opportunity go buy yourself a lottery ticket.
Bert Bates

Joined: Oct 14, 2002
Posts: 8898
I've been a regular for about 8 months at 'the ranch'. From the very beginning I've felt that a LOT of the questions on the beginner forum are really intermediate level questions. It seems that a lot more appropriate beginner questions came up this week - Hooray!!
I'd like to encourage you all to tke Cindy Glass' advice - use the intermediate forum for tougher questions - and lighten up a bit on the beginner forum. JavaRanch is meant to be 'friendly', and I know I would be intimidated to post a beginner question on the beginner forum if I looked at a lot of the questions that show up here!
My vote is - let's let the beginner and intermediate bartenders take more power to move tougher questions from the beginner forum to the intermediate forum.
Let''s really try to make this forum as friendly as possible!
Again, thanks for all your questions and comments this week - it was really fun!!
And... (he rambles on), we really, really want to hear feedback from you about your learning experiences with Head First Java. And if you really like it - write us a review!

Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)
Kathy Sierra
Cowgirl and Author

Joined: Oct 10, 2002
Posts: 1589
Howdy and thank-you all so much for the energy and enthusiasm this week! I think it is wonderful that Java is a language that inspires people to be so excited. I will never get tired of this -- learning more about it myself, or helping others learn it.
Anyway, I want to add to what Bert said -- PLEASE if there are any lurkers out there who do not want to appear to ask "a dumb question" -- there is NOTHING that is too small or basic or simple to ask here on this beginner forum.
If you think of this form as a "Newbies" forum, maybe that will help encourage you to ask more questions. This forum is for beginners, but that includes "just getting started, where do I begin?" people as well. Remember, this site is "A friendly place for Java greenhorns", and in cowboy-speak, "greenhorn" means "new / young". OK, you don't have to be young
So Bert and I will keep checking in to this forum, as long as people keep asking the most basic, fundamental, questions Those are the ones we love most. Neither of us have forgotten what it is like to be just starting up the learning curve. And since we love to learn new things ourselves, we're always a brand new beginner struggling with *something*. Right now, Bert's trying to teach me to play 'go' and I am a COMPLETE idiot about it
cheers and good luck to all,
don't forget to have FUN with it!
Donald R. Cossitt
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 31, 2003
Posts: 401

Siu queried:
doco,you get a signed book?

Indeed Siu - it's signed a '+'
[ June 06, 2003: Message edited by: Donald R. Cossitt ]

I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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