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T h e . C o d e R a n c h . J o u r n a l

October 2015 Edition

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the October edition of the journal.

I n t e r e s t i n g . C o d e R a n c h . F o r u m . P o s t s

  • Read the basics, best practices, and expert opinion on test-driven development:

  • What are the possible ways to simplify null-checks and if-else conditions in Java 8? See here:

  • Here is the best explanation ever about Lambdas:

  • Ever thought of how tricky the operator precedence could be? Find it out here:

  • And finally, what are some good psychological thriller movies?

  • B o o k . P r o m o t i o n s . & . W i n n e r s

    There's a book promotion just about every week at CodeRanch. Just ask a question in the appropriate forum and you're eligible to win a copy of the book.

    Our recent book promotions and their winners can be found below:

  • Java DB Connections & Transactions -

  • Mastering Lambdas -

  • OCP Java SE 7 Programmer II Certification Guide -

  • Scala Puzzlers -

  • B o o k . a n d . R e v i e w s

    We have several forums dedicated to talk about books. Here are some interesting reviews and recommendation from the CodeRanch staff:

  • Book of the moment -

  • The Nature of Software Development: Keep It Simple, Make It Valuable, Build It Piece by Piece -

  • Murach's Beginning Java with NetBeans -

  • T h i s . M o n t h ' s . E d i t o r

    Devaka Cooray ( started programming with Pascal and BASIC languages when he was 13, and he has been coding with Java since 2003. He has been a member of CodeRanch since 2008 and a staffer since 2010.

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