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This week, we're delighted to have Peter Verhas helping to answer questions about the new book Java Projects: Learn the fundamentals of Java 11 programming by building industry grade practical projects.
See the table of contents online.

Also, Packt is offering 60% off on the e-book: JPSE60

The promotion starts Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 and will end on Friday, November 2nd, 2018

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


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

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing, and should be reserved for welcoming the author. Questions posted in this topic are subject to removal.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

Good to see you here, and I hope you get lots of interesting questions.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch!

This book seem to be a mix of interesting stuff, anyway - have a great discussions.
 
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Welcome to the ranch! The book looks like it covers a wide range of topics and builds on itself.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch!
 
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Welcome!
Impatient to receive this great book!
 
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Welcome to you too, NG
 
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As the others have stated -- welcome and all that that implies.

Not sure that I have any questions.  While perusing the TOC, I was mildly surprised to see the discussion "jump in with both feet" when bringing up the subject of collections.sort (Chapter 3, Optimising the Sort).  Packt doesn't really provide much of a preview, so I couldn't get a feel for the level of detail provided on collections, arraylists and the like.  Personally, I'm hoping for more of the former, where the book isn't going to try and hold my hand to explain everything.

Book looks interesting, and will probably end up being added to my book wishlist.  I look forward to the coming discussion and questions from others.

Respectfully,
Robert

ps. I especially loved the note in the section on overview of sorting algorithms where you ask the math geeks not to curse you.
 
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Welcome Peter, and congratulations on your book! All the best!
 
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Robert D. Smith wrote:. . . Not sure that I have any questions. . . . not to curse you.

You can curse me instead
I can see three questions in your post; each should be a th‍read of its own, to give you a chance to win the book.

They were meant more as comments, and perhaps discussion points, than they were as questions.  

This is strictly to give a sense of who I am.  First, I would like to win the book.  It would be nice to have -- it is something I could use and learn from, and it would annoy my wife( who continually tells me that I must get rid of two books for each book I bring into the house).  That's a win-win for me.     But to create multiple threads to increase my chances to win is just not in my nature.  It just doesn't feel right.  In this day and age of casual wear, I still wear a coat and tie to worship while most are in, at best, khakis and a polo shirt (if that).  It just feels right.

My post wasn't an attempt to win anything (well, maybe another cow   ).  My intent was to merely point out a bit that caught my attention and seemed interesting.

Respectfully,
Robert
 
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Robert D. Smith wrote:. . . . First, I would like to win the book. . . .

The rules of this forum are that you have to post anywhere on BJ except this thread to stadn a chance of winning. We encourage people to post so they will have a chance of winning. Your post elsewhere does count.

it would annoy my wife( who continually tells me that I must get rid of two books for each book I bring into the house). . . .

Don't tell my Missus or she'll want three books removed per book bought.
 
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Welcome Peter Verhas,

Congrats for your new book. Is the first I find about Java 11

BR
 
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Peter Verhas,

Welcome to CodeRanch and congratulation for your new book.  
 
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I especially loved the note in the section on overview of sorting algorithms where you ask the math geeks not to curse you.



You are welcome. You can also read my blog at javax0.wordpress.com that may help you to decide if you like my style or not. If not, I do not take that personally, you cannot fit everyone's taste. My wife likes my style, that is important. In my home, we have more than thousands of books, some of them older than 100 years. You should never scrap a book. Books are sacred.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch !!

have been looking for a book like this! love learning when you create something you could use afterwards.
 
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Tom Andreas Vingaas,

Welcome to you too  
 
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Peter Verhas wrote:. . .You should never scrap a book. Books are sacred.


But try explaining that to the Missus.
 
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Peter Verhas wrote:You should never scrap a book. Books are sacred.

Completely agreed, have a cow !
 
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Welcome Peter.

This book promo looks interesting. Still want to get busy with Java
 
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Roger Fernand wrote:. . . This book promo looks interesting. . . .

In which case please post something else on this forum.

And . . . welcome to the Ranch
 
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Peter Verhas wrote:

I especially loved the note in the section on overview of sorting algorithms where you ask the math geeks not to curse you.



You are welcome. You can also read my blog at javax0.wordpress.com that may help you to decide if you like my style or not. If not, I do not take that personally, you cannot fit everyone's taste. My wife likes my style, that is important. In my home, we have more than thousands of books, some of them older than 100 years. You should never scrap a book. Books are sacred.

 I am in total agreement regarding books being sacred.  The pride of my collection would be my 11th edition Encyclopedia Britannica, followed closely by my 1832ish complete collection of Shakespeare's works (unfortunately they are in extremely poor condition, but it was a great find in a used bookstore that was only concerned with turnover and sales).

The joke within my family is when someone needs a book on this or that, I can usually say, "I have a book on that."  To which everyone in the family, including the rotten, ugly grandkids, respond, "Of course you do."

Anyway, I digress.  Thanks for the blog link.

Respectfully,
Robert
 
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That seems an interesting book for me. Still spending lot's of time in Java basics and not really doing relevant projects. I got to have a real Object oriented project experience. Sometimes I think I'm justing programming in C but using the Java language haha.

Welcome to the ranch (I'm very new here too)
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