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The CodeRanch Journal October 2011

Howdy* from everyone at the Ranch!

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So, what's been going on?

Blogs and discussions

October must have been conference month.

  • Martijn blogged about JavaOne
  • And I blogged about Web 2.0 expo

  • And around the forums

  • Soft vs weak vs phantom references
  • Goodbye Steve
  • Do you work hard or smart?

  • Book Promotions

    Look out for your chance to ask question of the authors, and maybe win a copy. November 8th we have two iPad books by Joli Ballew. Or stop by and suggest a book for a future promotion:

    Recent Book Reviews

  • Essential Skills for the Agile Developer
  • Java the Complete Reference 8th Edition
  • Enterprise JavaBeans 3.1
  • HTML 5 Guidelines for Web Developers

  • Suggestions/Feedback

    If you have any feedback about this edition or the Ranch journal in general,
    then feel free to open a new thread in our Ranch Office forum

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