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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  Lucian received eBook.
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 Roberts e-book received 7/20/20
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  Sent in winners 7/19/20
June 23Modern Programming Made Easy: Using Java, Scala, Groovy, and JavaScript Adam L. DavisApressRahul Dayal Sharma, Skumar Patel, Brett Lewinski, Sam MullerSent in winners 7/19/20
June 30JDBC Workbook (e-book) Marco BehlerSelf PublishedTim Holloway, Kondwani Chipeta, andres leonRangel, rahul vishwakarmaSent in winners 7/19/20
June 30A Day in Code (e-book kickstarter)Shari EskenasSelf PublishedTim Holloway, Ron McLeod, Campbell Ritchie, Hanna RobertsSent in winners 7/19/20 *Ron McLeod received notice from author*
July 797 Things Every Java Programmer Should KnowKevlin Henney  & Trisha GeeO'Reillymeenakshi sundar, DineshC Sharma, paul nisset, Pedro Struck Winner reported received (7/29/20)
July 14AWS SecurityDylan ShieldsManningJulian Isaac, Lucian Maly, Skumar Patel, Al RazorWaiting for winners info
July 21Learn Kubernetes in a Month of LunchesElton StonemanManningGreg Horie, Miguel Leiva, Lucian Maly , Tim Holloway  Waiting for winners info
July 28 Spark in ActionJean-Georges PerrinManningSharma Ashutosh, Campbell Ritchie, Will MyersWaiting for winners info
August  4  Five Lines of CodeChristian ClausenManningbryant rob, Junilu Lacar, Lucian Maly, Jorge Ruiz-Aquino  Waiting for winners info
August  11Testing JavaScript ApplicationsLucas da CostaBear Bibeault, Steve Dyke, Dave Tolls, Rafael MoralesWaiting for winners info

Note: All dates in mm/dd/yyyy format

Go back to the main BookPromotions page.

For questions about this page or to schedule a promotion, contact: bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com
47 minutes ago
Scheduled promotions:

Note: We can run more than one promo in a given week, so check for updates.

Starting DateCoverBookAuthor(s)PublisherCodeRanch Forum
August  18Serverless Machine Learning in ActionCarl OsipovManningCloud
August  25  Spring in ActionCraig WallsManningSpring
September 1  OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-816 and Exam 1Z0-817Scott Selikoff &  Jeanne BoyarskySybexOCPJP
September 8  Rust and WebAssembly (win a Raspberry Pi)Michael YuanSecondStateServer Side JavaScript & Node.JS
September 15  Modern JavaScript for the ImpatientCay HorstmannAddison-Wesley ProfessionaServer Side JavaScript & Node.JS
September 22  Available
September 29  Available



Go back to the main BookPromotions page.
47 minutes ago
First, a big thanks to Lucas da Costa for being here to promote the book Testing JavaScript Applications.

The winners are:

Bear Bibeault
Steve Dyke
Dave Tolls
Rafael Morales

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)
Address
Phone Number


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

Book Promo Winner - Testing JavaScript Applications - Tuesday, August 11th, 2020


Image from https://images.manning.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.
This week, we're delighted to have Lucas da Costa helping to answer questions about the new book Testing JavaScript Applications.
See the table of contents online.

The promotion starts Tuesday, August 11th, 2020 and will end on Friday, August 14th, 2020

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


Image from https://images.manning.com

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.
First, a big thanks to Elton Stoneman for being here to promote the book Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches.

The winners are:

Greg Horie
Miguel Leiva
Lucian Maly
Tim Holloway

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)
Address
Phone Number


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

Book Promo Winner - Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches - Tuesday, July 21st, 2020


Image from https://images.manning.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.
2 weeks ago
Welcome! I look forward to your "Five Lines of Code" promo!
3 weeks ago
This week, we're delighted to have Elton Stoneman helping to answer questions about the new book Learn Kubernetes in a Month of Lunches.
See the table of contents online.

The promotion starts Tuesday, July 21st, 2020 and will end on Friday, July 24th, 2020

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


Image from https://images.manning.com

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.
3 weeks ago
Confirmed and added to errata. If we do another printing, jmod will be removed as an answer choice from that question since knowing this is out of scope.
Oksana: People will only know  your score if you tell them. The verification system jut shows pass/fail if you send a verification link to an employer.
CodeRanch Book & Software Promotions - Information for Authors and Publishers

We schedule Promotions for any book or software that we feel will appeal to our users. This obviously includes coding / programming books and might include books on software design, modelling tools, programming paradigms, frameworks, user interface tools, etc ... It includes software including testing tools, IDEs and programming utilities.  We do not do Promotions on topics unrelated to Programming or Software Engineering.
We prefer to do promotions on new books or software, that is, published within the last six months. If the book or software is of particular interest, we may make an exception to this guideline.

Note: new rule effective August 1st - authors must make at least one post at least a week before the promo. The author can either do so in a technical forum or in the introductions forum (ex: hi, i'm looking forward to my promo coming up). Note that if the author is an active user, any post within the last three months is sufficient.  If the author does not post, CodeRanch may cancel the promotion. If the other still does not post by the time we kick off the promotion, CodeRanch will cancel the promotion.
  • All promos are now listed as tentative until the author registers for an account, makes a post and the author or publisher tells us. (If the author has posted anything in the last 3 months it counts.
  • The promo date is guaranteed until a week before.If the author has not posted a week before, we may or may not give that slot to another book/publisher
  • If the author still has not posted when we are ready to kick off the promo, we will cancel it.


  • CodeRanch Provides


  • A promotion on one the highest traffic, independent sites dealing with Programming. See our statistics. We average over 100,000 unique visitors each week.
  • An email announcement at the start to all registered users of CodeRanch. This mailing is currently going out to over 130,000 registered CodeRanch users.
  • A banner ad to direct traffic to the forum with the promotion.
  • A text ad on the top of the main forum page to direct traffic to the forum with the promotion.
  • A sticky thread atop the relevant forum to call attention to the promo of the week.
  • A mention on the twitter.com/coderanch feed
  • Administrators and Moderators involvement to assist the Author.
  • Selection and announcement of the winners and collection of the winners mailing address.



  • Publisher Expectations

  • Coordinate the scheduling of Promotions between CodeRanch personnel and Authors.  Note that we request two weeks notice in advance of the promo to set things up.
  • To send out four books, one to each address (anywhere in the world - we understand some countries get ebooks) of four winners that we have selected for the promotion.
  • If enough time is available before a promotion, scheduling a book review (or manuscript if the book isn't published yet) with CodeRanch Personnel is advisable. Additional value can be obtained with 'See what our own Sally Software-Engineer had to say'. Reviews can be scheduled by emailing Book Review Coordinator.  - bookreviews AT javaranch DOT com


  • Author Setup Steps

  • Set up your user Profile in the Forums area; fill in as much information as possible.
  • Authors must make at least one post a week prior to the promo. The author can either do so in a technical forum or in the introductions forum (ex: hi, i'm looking forward to my promo coming up). Note that if the author is an active user, any post within the last three months is sufficient.
  • Optionally: Add a signature to the Authors profile that will promote your book.


  • Author Expectations

  • Spend a little time familiarizing himself/herself with our software and culture prior to the promotion. Post new Topics and respond to our member's questions.
  • Tuesday to Friday spend around 30 minutes a day, or more if you wish to really boost your engagement, responding to posts and promoting your book.
  • For each post, check the box 'Show Signature: include your profile signature.' The more you post, the more you promote your book.


  • The general scenario breaks down to:

  • The Author expresses an interest in doing a promotion for a given date.
  • If CodeRanch is interested in promoting the book, the Publisher and CodeRanch personnel schedule it.
  • The Author creates his/her profile on the Big Moose Saloon.
  • The Author spends time familiarizing themselves with the Forums.
  • CodeRanch personnel send out announcements of the promotion.
  • From Tuesday to Friday, the Author posts to the forum, promoting the book.
  • On Friday, CodeRanch Personnel select the winners and notifies the Publisher.
  • The Publisher mails/emails a copy of the book to each winner.



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    Jolt Productivity Award



    About.com's Java Best of the Net Award

    "In honor of the exceptional online Java Certification-related resource"



    Check the main BookPromotions page for the schedule.

    For questions about this page or to schedule a promotion, contact: bookpromotion AT javaranch DOT com
    3 weeks ago
    If you are a publisher, see BookPromoInfo.  This page is for what authors need to know.

    JavaRanch/CodeRanch book promotions are different than your average book promo.  We do the usual and advertise the book/promotion to all our readers and our many visitors via Google of course.  The big difference is that we've learned that people are more likely to buy a book or recommend it to a co-worker if they have interacted with the author.  Our promotions focus one of our forums on your book for a week.  We ask you to spend 30 minutes a day in the forum answering questions about the book/topic. It doesn't have to be consecutive time. Our timeline:

    At least a week before your promotion

  • Register for an account at coderanch.com if you don't already have one.  (If you had one in the past and don't remember the information or aren't sure if you have one, feel free to ask us.
  • [listMake at least one post. You can either do so in a technical forum or in the introductions forum (ex: hi, i'm looking forward to my promo coming up). Note that if the author is an active user, any post within the last three months is sufficient[/list]
  • Optional: Under "my profile", expand general info and enter a signature to advertise the book and provide a link to more information/Amazon/your publisher's site, etc.  For example  [http://www.....]My Book[/url]] .  You are welcome to link to your blog/website as well.  The book is important so people see the link every time you post.
  • Email a link to your post to bookpromotion at javaranch dot com or your publisher contact.
  • We will grant you a special author tag and confirm your promo.


  • Monday evening/Tuesday morning (United States time)

  • We will send out the promo materials, including starting a "Welcome" thread in the forum for the promotion. There will also be a header up top directing people to your forum.  (If your book spans multiple topics and you would like to know which forum it will be in before the promo starts, see BookPromotionsSchedule.


  • Each day from Tuesday through Friday

  • Post at least 30 minutes a day in that forum.  It doesn't need to be consecutive time.  Feel free to post during breaks from work/playing with the kids/etc.   You will be answering questions/participating in discussions about the topic of your book.


  • Friday evening/Saturday

  • We will take down the promotion material.
  • We will start a thread with the winner info and thank you for your participation.

  • 3 weeks ago
    Fabio,
    It's database specific whether you need to include the "?". Luckily, the exam will test you on calling registerOutParameter() and not the syntax of that string
    Ah. I should have clarified. For the OCA, you need to know what a comparator does for String. (That's the stuff in parens in the first paragraph.)

    For the OCP, you will need to know how to write one.
    I agree with Campbell. Either is fine.

    Scott and I are both native English speakers and I think our editors are as well. So sometimes you get text that is the way people would say it and not the way English would be taught properly. In that respect you know English better than us because you learned it as a second language. This happens on the exam sometimes too where the English isn't 100% "by the book". As long as you understand it, I wouldn't worry about that!
    "There is not a short form" sounds right to me.

    It would also be right to say "There is no short form"