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How did you find Javaranch?

ankur rathi
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I really don't know... :roll:

But I referred it to many people.
Ernest Friedman-Hill
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They hunted me down.

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Srinivasa Raghavan
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Googling !!

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Shailesh Chandra
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A Friend and a problem made me to reach here

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fred rosenberger
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i was starting to prepare for my SCJP. a colleague said "there's this good web page called 'javaranch' you should check out.

and i did.

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David O'Meara

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Just over 5 years ago it was recommended in a Weblogic coarse by the presenter.
Suresh Thota
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6 years ago saw a friend browsing the ranch. She got the reference from her java instructor.


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Chris Baron
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I googled for SCJP. I liked the fly, the moose and the "A friendly place for Java Greenhorns".
Bear Bibeault
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It's been so long I truly do not remember.

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Gregg Bolinger
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I was just starting to learn Java and I was hunting for a solution to a problem and stumbled across JavaRanch. I failed to bookmark it and a few days later had to again search. And I had forgotten the name. So it took me longer to find the second time than it did the first time.

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fred rosenberger
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Originally posted by Bear Bibeault:
It's been so long I truly do not remember.

that's more a factor of you AGE than when you registered!!!

marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
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It was a dark and stormy night... I was preparing for the SCJP exam and searching for more information on inner classes. I found the Campfire Story, Getting in Touch with Your Inner Class, and from there I eventually staggered into the saloon.

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Satish Chilukuri
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In the HFDP book.
Roger Nelson
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Once upon a time .. long long ago ... It was a so long ago I just don't remember how I came across javaranch :-) , but I suspect it may have to do with SCJP exams
Bear Bibeault
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Originally posted by fred rosenberger:

that's more a factor of you AGE than when you registered!!!

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Guy Allard
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General research on the net about Java. Probably not google, altavista maybe?

Sunil Kumar Gupta
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Googling for Java

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Rakesh Joshi
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A Friend

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Thanks to GOOGLE.......

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agrah upadhyay
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while preparing for SCJP,.....
Sameer Jamal
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My instructor suggested me this site who got failed in SCJP.
[ June 28, 2006: Message edited by: Sameer Jamal ]
Kuvempu Puttappa
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On one rainy thunderstorm night James Gosling came in my dream and asked me to visit this site.
Raghav Sam
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From my colleague at my first job!
Dave Lenton
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Despite working with Java, it wasn't actually Java which first led me to stumble across Javaranch. A friend and I used to send each other puzzles and riddles in emails. One day, when googling for a something tricky to send him, I came across the Programming Diversions part of Javaranch. After copying a few of the fiendish puzzles there I had a look around the rest of the site and was pleasantly surprised.

I used to post on the Sun forum, but after the Water Cooler closed, it stopped being fun any more. Also it seemed that the balance of the forum changed as many of the regulars left. Intelligent conversation got replaced with annoying repetitive questions. That's why I was so pleased to find Javaranch - it seemed to me to be something similar to the Sun forum at it's best, and since then I've realised its even better.

There will be glitches in my transition from being a saloon bar sage to a world statesman. - Tony Banks
Vishwas Hegde
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Yeah.. me too... while preparing for SCJP.

Thanks to Google.

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Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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Got to know of it from " the " SCJP book. What hooked me on to the site most was that i could actually send messages and get replies from Bert and Kathy. I was like " WOW !! i can speak to the authors and give them direct feedback ?". Plus the range of topics one can post on here is great ! and bla bla bla bla bla bla bla

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Pradeep bhatt
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Originally posted by Bana Shankari:
On one rainy thunderstorm night James Gosling came in my dream and asked me to visit this site.

So James Gosling hates the Sun forums.

vidya sagar
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My Boss Suggested me
Rajasekar Elango
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when I started preparing for SCJP..


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