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

May 2015 Edition

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the May edition of the CodeRanch 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

  • We had a top discussion this month about how some code can be cleaned up and made better -

  • We learned a little about Collections and Iterators -

  • A member gets some help detecting duplicates in an Array List -

  • Is the Cattle Drive still open for one on one assisted learning? You betcha! -

  • Some confusion about Spring's setter and Constructor injection options cleared up nicely -

  • Java turns 20! Hear some of our Ranchers reminisce about their first experiences with the language -

  • 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:

  • Getting MEAN -

  • jQuery in Action -

  • RabbitMQ in Depth -

  • N e w . B o o k s . F o r u m

    Some of the CodeRanch staff just love reading and reviewing books, and we figured that some of you might like to join in the fun and submit a book review of your own. So we created a new dedicated forum for you to do just that. The Books forum

    If you've read a book already mentioned in the forum then just add your review as a reply to the thread. Or if you're the first then create a new thread with some details about the book and your review right there.

    Here's some recent reviews:

  • Learning Agile by Stellman & Greene -

  • Programming Elixir by Dave Thomas -

  • Badass: Making Users Awesome by Kathy Sierra -

  • T h e . M o o s e . G o e s . S o c i a l

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