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

January 2015 Edition

Howdy from everyone at the Ranch!

W H A T ' S N E W?

We have two shiny new features to celebrate our sixth year on JForum:

  • Cow polls - everyone has one vote and you get more for each cow you've earned

  • Advertiser list - saw a banner and forgot what it said? Check the banner list.

  • See the announcement thread to read more about them or leave us some comments.

    B L O G S & D I S C U S S I O N S

  • Jim Manico posted an extremely thorough response to questions about his Iron Clad Java book

  • Do you know how == works with wrapper classes? There's a good review here

  • How to look at bytecode in Eclipse

  • How to get rid of getters and setters in your POJOs

  • 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.

    Some upcoming ones include:

  • Learning Agile with Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene

  • OCA: Oracle Certified Associate Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide with Jeanne Boyarsky and Scott Selikoff

  • And a bit further out, we have Venkat Subramaniam and Jeff Langr for their Java 8 Books on functional programming and testing respectfully.

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

    Jeanne Boyarsky has been a member of CodeRanch since 2003 and a moderator since 2004. She was involved in the original JForum migration and never stopped coding for the Ranch.

    S u g g e s t i o n s / F e e d b a c k

    If you have any feedback on this month's journal then feel free to create a topic in our Ranch Office

    J o u r n a l . A r c h i v e

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