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Trisha Gee wrote:Jeanne submitted six and I loved all six of them, and picking the three to leave out was genuinely one of the most difficult decisions of the book[


Aww. That reminds me. I have three blog posts from the three you didn't choose.

I know I submitted "too many". But I figured they would be future blogs of mine. And I thought giving you more choices would
  • make things *easier* becuase invariably others would write about some of the same topics
  • increase my chances of getting three selected (this seems to have worked)
  • 1 hour ago
    Welcome! Here's my CodeRanch reviewof the book.

    Disclaimer: I wrote three "things"
    1 day ago
    In order to be eligible to win in the promo, the post has to be a question or response in the forum of the promo that is not in the welcome thread. It does not have to be directly about the book. It does have to be on topic to the forum. All four of these individuals asked or replied to a post about JDBC.

    The way we generate winners is via an automated program. It gives us a randomized list of posts. We then go through it in order excluding people who are not eligible (the book promo team and the author). If a moderator tells us they have the book or don't want it, we skip them as well. Campbell was one of the first four names drawn. He expressed that he'd rather someone else get it. So I went to the fifth candidate who was Rahul.
    Christian,
    You are correct. This is an error. Adding to the errata now. (It shouldn't say "to dog")
    Topics I use on regular basis basis:
  • Equals/hashcode/strings
  • Enums
  • Interfaces
  • Polymorphism
  • Functional programming/streams/lambdas
  • Generics and collections
  • Dates/strings
  • Exceptions
  • NIO (I do a lot of NIO, but most teams use this less


  • Topics I use sometimes
  • instanceof
  • Inner classes
  • Design patterns
  • Concurrency (some domains use this a lot
  • I/O


  • Topics I never use
  • Localization (this depends on the domain you are working in. Some teams do use it daily.
  • Assertions
  • JDBC (the exam has managed to cover parts of JDBC that people don't use. This is better on the Java 11 exam)
  • Anu,
    Do you have a study guide? If so, do the end of chapter questions multiple times. If not, do the practice exam multiple times. Tell yourself why each answer is correct/incorrect. This will take longer the first few times. But it will train  you what to look for. And they you'll be able to find it faster.
    CodeRanch Book Promotions - This Year's Winners


    A big Congratulations to all our winners!

    See our BookPromotions2019Winners

    DateCoverBookAuthor(s)PublisherWinnersStatus
    January 7Cloud Native DevOps with Kubernetes: Building, Deploying, and Scaling Modern Applications in the Cloud John Arundel & Justin Domingus  O'ReillyTim Holloway, Greg Horie, paul nisset, Rashmi varmaWinner reported received 2/12/20
    January 14Cloud Native TransformationPini Reznik, Jamie Dobson & Michelle Gienow  O'ReillyGreg Horie, Justin Domingus, Tim Holloway, Ian MiellWinner reported received (5/23/20)
    January 14The Go WorkshopDániel Szabó, Andrew Hayes, Et alPacktWill Myers, Campbell Ritchie, Carl ByrdSent in winners (2/5/20)
    January 21Programming with TypesVlad RiscutiaManningpaul nisset, Jose Samonte, Ron McLeod, David Sachdev Sent in winners (2/5/20)  *Ron McLeod received redemption code (2/6/20)*
    January 21The Design of Web APIsArnaud Lauret  ManningTodor Kolev, Yury Nebieridze, Jose Samonte, meenakshi sundarSent in winners (2/5/20)
    January 28Kotlin CookbookKen KousenO'ReillyRandy Tong, satya Priya Sundar , Lanny Gilbert , Will MyersWinner reported received 2/1520
    February 4Docker in ActionJeff Nickoloff & Stephen Kuenzli  ManningRon McLeod, paul nisset, Will Myers, Tim HollowaySent in winners (3/9/20) *Ron McLeod received redemption code (3/10/20)*
    February 11Secure By Design Daniel Deogun, Dan Bergh Johnsson & Daniel SawanoManningCampbell Ritchie ,paul nisset , Vidya Nara ,Jon PelipasSent in winners (3/9/20)
    February 18  GANs in ActionJakub Langr & Vladimir Bok  Manningnavin rajpandey, Luis Trindade, Yury Nebieridze, Mike SavvySent in winners (3/9/20)
    February 18WebAssembly in ActionGerard Gallant ManningCampbell Ritchie, Bear Bibeault, satya Priya Sundar, Mike SavvySent in winners (3/9/20)
    February 25Machine Learning for Business: Using Amazon SageMaker and Jupyter Doug Hudgeon  & Richard Nichol  ManningGibran Castillo, Michael Ernest, meenakshi sundar, Harland Scott  Sent in winners (3/9/20)
    February 25  Object Design Style Guide Matthias Noback  ManningKnute Snortum, Mike Gosling, Mike Savvy, Campbell RitchieSent in winners (3/9/20)
    March 3Practices of the Python ProDane Hillard  Manning Piet Souris, Greg Horie, Satya Priya Sundar, Kondwani ChipetaWinner reported received (5/23/20)
    March 3  Deep Learning with JavaScript: Neural networks in TensorFlow.js  Shanqing Cai, Stan Bileschi & Eric NielsenManningClaude Moore , Paul Nisset , Lanny Gilbert (received eBook and hardcopy on the way 4/23/2020) ,Himai MinhSent in winners (4/20/20)
    March 10 Seriously Good Software Marco Faella  Manning Miroslav Lehotsky, fahd helwani , German Gonzalez-Morris , Claude MooreSent in winners (4/20/20)
    March 17TypeScript QuicklyYakov Fain & Anton Moiseev  Manninghayder ma, Sam Muller, Rashmi varma, Jan EngehausenSent in winners (4/20/20)
    March 17Mastering Large Datasets with Python   J. T. Wolohan  ManningIirsh Origi, Greg Horie, keyur bhadani, princit getche  Winner reported received (5/23/20)
    March 24Hello WorldWarren & Carter Sande  ManningThillai Sakthi, Gibran Castillo, adaoma carl, Zulfi KhanSent in winners (4/20/20)
    March 31Real-World Software Development: A Project-Driven Guide to Fundamentals in JavaRaoul-Gabriel Urma & Richard Warburton  O'ReillyAl Razor, Junilu Lacar, Purushotham Chikkanayakanhalli Krishnegowda, meenakshi sundarWinner reported received
    April 7Building Blockchain AppsMichael Yuan  Addison-Wesley ProfessionalPaul Nisset, Carlos Alfonso Mendoza Arboleda, Rohit Gowda  Sent in winners info (4/20/20)
    April 14RIghting SoftwareJuval Löwy  Addison-Wesley ProfessionalJunilu Lacar, Timothy Gallagher, Joel Neely, Grey SmithSent in winners info (4/20/20), Junilu Lacar received (5/27/20)
    April 21Learning Progressive Web AppsJohn Wargo  Addison-Wesley ProfessionalAlec Swan, Timothy Gallagher, Celso Furtado, Jeremy FigginsSent in winners info (4/20/20)
    April 28Foundations of Deep Reinforcement LearningLaura Graesser & Wah Loon Keng  Addison-Wesley ProfessionalGary W. Lucas, Tim Holloway, Bob Winter, kiros haregewoine  Sent in winners info (4/20/20)
    May 5Java Cookbook: Problems and Solutions for Java DevelopersIan Darwin  O'ReillyBubba Johnson, Celso Furtado, Ravi Saluru, Bob WinterWinner reported recieved (6/23/20)
    May 12Clean AgileRobert C MartinAddison-Wesley ProfessionalJunilu Lacar, Al Razor, Peter Schulze, Cleo JuniorSent in winners 6/9/20
    May 19Practical Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (AWS EKS) Deepak VohraSelf PublishedDebashish Chakrabarty, Celso Furtado, Ron McLeod, Greg HorieSent in winners 6/9/20 *Ron received AMZN gift card to recover ebook cost (6/11/20)*
    May 26Transfer Learning for Natural Language Processing (MEAP) Paul AzunreManningLucian Maly, Don Horrell, Serge Yurk, peterr paulSent in winners 6/9/20. Don, Lucian received eBook.
    June 2Succeeding with AI Veljko KrunicManningLucian Maly, paul nisset, DineshC Sharma, Tim Holloway  Waiting for winners info
    June 9The Definitive Guide to Modern Java Clients with JavaFX: Cross-Platform Mobile and Cloud Development Stephen Chin, Johan Vos & James WeaverApressSander Hollaar, Bubba Johnson, Al Razor, Jj RobertsWaiting for winners info
    June 16Pivotal Certified Professional Core Spring 5 Developer Exam: A Study Guide Using Spring Framework 5 Iuliana CosminaApressRaghavendra Desoju, Thomas Buell, Skumar Patel, Ruan Perondi  Waiting for winners info
    June 23Modern Programming Made Easy: Using Java, Scala, Groovy, and JavaScript Adam L. DavisApressRahul Dayal Sharma, Skumar Patel, Brett Lewinski, Sam MullerWaiting for winners info
    June 30JDBC Workbook (e-book) Marco BehlerSelf PublishedTim Holloway, Kondwani Chipeta, andres leonRangel, rahul vishwakarmaWaiting for winners info
    June 30A Day in Code (e-book kickstarter)Shari EskenasSelf PublishedTim Holloway, Ron McLeod, Campbell Ritchie, Hanna RobertsWaiting for winners info

    Note: All dates in mm/dd/yyyy format

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    For questions about this page or to schedule a promotion, contact: bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com
    4 days ago
    First, a big thanks to Shari Eskenas for being here to promote A Day in Code.

    The winners are:

    Tim Holloway
    Ron McLeod
    Campbell Ritchie
    Hanna Roberts

    Please send your snail mail address to bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com. To ensure the quickest response, please provide the following:

    Your name (first and last - if your CodeRanch name is different, please include both your real name and Ranch name)
    Email
    Country (needed even if requesting an e-book)


    Also, please include the following as the subject of your Email.

    Promo Winner - A Day in Code - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020


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    As noted in the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff, the winners have 8 days to submit their information. Within 3 days of receipt of your email, we will reply to let you know we got it. If you don't hear back, the goat might have eaten your email. Please let us know by posting in the Ranch Office so we can check on it. Once you have received your copy please let us know by editing the Book Promotions Winners Page and updating the 'Status' column to say you have it.

    Thanks and congrats to all the winners.
    4 days ago
    First, a big thanks to Marco Behler for being here to promote JDBC Workbook.

    The winners are:

    Tim Holloway
    Kondwani Chipeta
    andres leonRangel
    rahul vishwakarma

    Please send your snail mail address to bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com. To ensure the quickest response, please provide the following:

    Your name (first and last - if your CodeRanch name is different, please include both your real name and Ranch name)
    Email
    Country (needed even if requesting an e-book)


    Also, please include the following as the subject of your Email.

    Promo Winner - JDBC Workbook - Tuesday, June 30th, 2020


    Image from https://www.marcobehler.com

    As noted in the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff, the winners have 8 days to submit their information. Within 3 days of receipt of your email, we will reply to let you know we got it. If you don't hear back, the goat might have eaten your email. Please let us know by posting in the Ranch Office so we can check on it. Once you have received your copy please let us know by editing the Book Promotions Winners Page and updating the 'Status' column to say you have it.

    Thanks and congrats to all the winners.
    I obviously recommend my own book . Seriously thought, the exam is a lot harder without a study guide!
    This week, we're delighted to have Shari Eskenas helping to answer questions about the new A Day in Code kickstarter.

    The promotion starts Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 and will end on Friday, July 3rd, 2020

    We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the electronic book/resource provided by the publisher, Self Published Kickstarter.


    Image from https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net

    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.
    1 week ago
    This week, we're delighted to have Shari Eskenas helping to answer questions about the new A Day in Code.
    See some images from this fun kids book.

    The promotion starts Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 and will end on Friday, July 3rd, 2020

    We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy of the electronic book/resource provided by Shari


    Image from https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net

    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.
    1 week ago