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Henry Wong
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This week, we're delighted to have Prentiss Knowlton helping to answer questions about the new book Murach's C++ 2008.

The promotion starts Tuesday, January 19th 2010 and will end on Friday, January 22nd 2010.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the book provided by the publisher, Mike Murach & Associates.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Welcome Prentiss!


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Hi Prentiss

Welcome to the forum!


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Welcome!

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Raghavan Muthu
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Welcome Prentiss Knowlton to the book promotions

I am a great fan of Murach's books nice to see one of the books in this promotion list!


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Craig Taylor
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Welcome,

Just as a side note / complaint : There's a number of pro Java / anti C++ posts that have populated this group lately ... While they don't border on what I would consider inflammatory to the point of banning they do detract from the overall tone and approach of the forum.

Is there a way to personally ban posts / threads from individual members so that I can filter them in the future?
(if appropriate, feel free to move this post as I'm not sure where it should really be... )
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Craig Taylor wrote:Just as a side note / complaint : There's a number of pro Java / anti C++ posts that have populated this group lately ... While they don't border on what I would consider inflammatory to the point of banning they do detract from the overall tone and approach of the forum.

Is there a way to personally ban posts / threads from individual members so that I can filter them in the future?


Craig,

If you feel that a post (or a topic) crosses the line, please bring it to the attention of a moderator. Furthermore, feel free to start a new topic about this in the Ranch Office forum.

As for the issue, yes, it is to be somewhat expected. This is a C++ book promotion in a forum targeting mostly towards java. So there will be those inexperience developers, who thinks that favoring one language over another, for the general purpose, is a good thing. We just have to keep an eye out for it.

Henry
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Craig,
I view such comments as an opportunity to education people about why X vs Y isn't as clearcut as they might think. I think your reply here was great!
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Welcome Prentiss Knowlton


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Greetings, Raghavan --

I've been using C and C++ from their beginnings in the 1970s, and I've been teaching C, C++, Visual C++, C#, and Java for UCLA Extension for more than 20 years. When I was getting ready to teach C#, my course rep introduced me to Murach's C# and I immediately fell in love with their paired-pages presentation. I was hoping they would soon be introducing Murach's C++. While talking with my course rep about this he said five fateful words: "Why don't you write one?" A few conversations with Mike Murach followed, and one year later, here it is.

A highlight in preparing this book was working with my editor, Anne Boehm, also an established Murach author, who diligently validated the material for conciseness, consistency, and technical accuracy. It was a joy to work with a person possessing both polished professional writing skills and deep technical understanding.

Best wishes in your technical enterprises,
Pren

Raghavan Muthu wrote:Welcome Prentiss Knowlton to the book promotions

I am a great fan of Murach's books nice to see one of the books in this promotion list!


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