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Happy Birthday JavaRanch!

paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20637
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Happy Birthday JavaRanch!

Somebody pointed out that the JavaRanch domain was first registered on January 26, 1998. That makes JavaRanch 12 years old today.

I like the number 12. It can be divided evenly by so many things.

JavaRanch now serves about 2.1 million people each month with about 6.5 million pageviews.

I think a lot of our traffic boost is thanks to switching over to the new JForum software. That would be the work of Jeanne Boyarsky running point. With Ernest Friedman-Hill and Ulf Dittmer right behind her. And quite a few of the staff contributed to the project.

JForum hums along at about 4% of the server capacity. A massive savings over the old UBB stuff that was hitting 100% several times a day (remember the "pants down" messages?)

On the one year JForum anniversary, just a few weeks ago, Jeanne gave us mobile cabability! I think many of you have already discovered using JavaRanch via your blackberry or iPhone!

Have you noticed a massive improvement in the advertisers at JavaRanch? I think they are quality outfits that are very topical. Do me a favore and check out our sponsors.

A few weeks ago I was using the JavaRanch server to send out some emails to users of my other site (permies.com) when I accidentally sent it to you all instead. Sorry about that! The weird thing is that I got a lot of response from people telling me that stuff was awesome! Well, for those folks: I just uploaded a new video to youtube about a greenhouse with a rocket mass heater and it is already on the "science and technology" "popular" list! Take a peek at http://www.youtube.com/paulwheaton12#p/u/0/qtFvdMk3eLM

Most of all, I think today is a great day to say .... thanks. Thanks for hanging out with us at the ranch. Thanks for coming back. Thanks for the good, wholeseme discussion.

Itereatively yours,

Paul Wheaton
trailboss
JavaRanch



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Armando Flores Ibarra
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 17, 2009
Posts: 17
Thank you for this great place !!!


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Justin Howard
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 19, 2009
Posts: 162
Happy Birthday!
Harikesh Singh
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 08, 2007
Posts: 1
Happy Birthday!!!
Mazer Lao Tzu
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 20, 2010
Posts: 35
Happy Birthday!!!



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Kartik Shah
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 07, 2000
Posts: 102
Happy Birthday !!!


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Soniya Ahuja
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 83
Thanks for 12 untiring years of knowledge, guidance and a lot more Happy Birthday


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Deepak Jain
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 05, 2006
Posts: 637
B'day bumps from me


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Robert Szymczak
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 26, 2008
Posts: 1
Happy 12th Brithday JavaRanch!!!
Kanishka Ajwani
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 30, 2009
Posts: 62
Happy Birthday JavaRanch, thanks for such a nice platform
Madhav Lakkapragada
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 03, 2000
Posts: 5040
I will proudly wear my 10 year old JavaRanch shirt tomorrow to work, and it still fits me just like it was 10 years back. I haven't been around lately but I can still feel the vibe. You know, I haven't forgotten my username / password. This place still has a significant place in my heart.

Happy birthday Ranch.

- m

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Sherif Shehab
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 05, 2007
Posts: 483

First of all i wanna thank all who work or contribute on the marvellous site , Keep on Guys , and happy birthday JAVA RANCH wishing you 120 years not only 12 years


Thanks,
Sherif
Geetha Gubendran
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 04, 2006
Posts: 65
Happy Birthday!!!
Julio Viegas
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 01, 2007
Posts: 11
happy birthday and thanks for all the green pasture you served me!!!
chandan kumar mitwaa
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 01, 2009
Posts: 49
Happy Birthday


Thanks,
Chandan Kumar
Andy Lam
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 04, 2009
Posts: 2
Happy Birthday : )
Bhagat Singh Rawat
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 04, 2009
Posts: 93
Many Many Returns Of the Day JavaRanch..


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fred rosenberger
lowercase baba
Bartender

Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 11417
    
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I would also like to thank the JavaRanch for many, many things. It's helped be be a better developer. I've made some awesome friends (many of whom I'd like to meet in person someday). It helped me adopt my daughter. And honestly, I think that being a moderator has helped me be a better person.

Paul and I have butted heads in the past on various issues, but I think even that was done in a polite, respectful way (I hope he feels the same). So I would like to personally and publicly thank him for all he does here that many folks never see.


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murthy vissapragada
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 08, 2008
Posts: 2
My Best Wishes to Java Ranch...



Chuani Yang
Greenhorn

Joined: Aug 12, 2004
Posts: 1
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30762
    
156

Happy Birthday to JavaRanch!

And thanks to Ankit for the birthday moose.


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Kate Fraley
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 26, 2010
Posts: 1
Happy Birthday!
Tony Alicea
Desperado
Sheriff

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3222
    
    5
Happy B'Day To Us All!

In 4 days it's going to be 10 years of membership for me!


Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Grey Lisztjowicz
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 6
Most excellent! Thanks for all the help over the years.
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30762
    
156

I'm thrilled to see 10 posters in this thread (above this post) with less than 20 posts here at the ranch. And five who have their very first post in this thread.

To those 5: Whether you registered today to say Happy Birthday or registered some time back and came out of lurker mode to post, it is great to see.
To the 10: You are all what makes JavaRanch special. A friendly place for Java greenhorns.
To the people who haven't posted in some time and came back: Happy memories; it is great to see you again.

And to everyone: This site wouldn't exist without the sense of community we all bring to this site.

12 years is a great milestone. Looking forward to many more.

Boy does this sound like a toast. Oh well, I'll raise a glass.

[edited to fix typo]
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Marshal

Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 30762
    
156

Make that 11. Greg snuck in right above my post.
Vijitha Kumara
Bartender

Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 3838

Happy Birthday JR, many more to come


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Saifuddin Merchant
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 08, 2009
Posts: 606

Happy B'day - Like everyone else I am a fan too

Three Cheers for JR


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Deepak Bala
Bartender

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662
    
    5

Happy birthday

JForum hums along at about 4% of the server capacity


Wow. That is nice to hear. How much RAM and disk space does it take ?


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M K Rayapudi
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 19, 2007
Posts: 157
Happy Birthday


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Alpesh Rathod
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 06, 2009
Posts: 41
Excellent Work Javaranch....

Happy Birthday.....!!!


Thanks,
Alps
Prabakaran Tpk
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 22, 2010
Posts: 1
Happy Birthday Java Ranch.. We are here with you always to celebrate your fore coming Birthdays..
Neeba Rebbaca
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 21, 2008
Posts: 159
Happy BirthDay. Thanks for this Great Job.
Pundlik Oulkar
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 16, 2009
Posts: 1
Be lated happy B'Day!!!


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Muhammad Umair Chodhery
Greenhorn

Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 1
Happy Birthday.
Soumava Chatterjee
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 30, 2009
Posts: 1
Happy B'Day Moose!!..let's continue the celebration..say what..for another n^n years!!..(by that time we would be all looking like santa!!!) ...cheers..ho..ho!!
Antany Vasanth
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 28, 2009
Posts: 43
Happy Birthday...
kamlesh tayade
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 21, 2005
Posts: 34
Wish you a happy birthday to the team and wish a great year and great association ahead


Kamlesh
Be oN edGE SCJP 1.4, on edGE for SCWCD 1.4
Tomas Bauer
Greenhorn

Joined: May 06, 2009
Posts: 1
Happy b-day! Thanks for being here all that time


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Vishal Srivastav
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 29, 2008
Posts: 46

We all the wish warmest Happy Birthday to the greatest Java Forum ever existing. Thanks for making Java life good.


Vishal Srivastava, Software Engineer (Android), Paradigm Creatives
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