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

February 2016 Edition

Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the February edition of the Journal.

W H A T ' S N E W?

  • We are upgrading all of our email management stuff. So please have a look and make sure everything is correctly set for you. If you spot some irregularities, weirdness or just have some doubts, please let us know by posting in the Ranch Office so we can check on it. Thanks for your friendly cooperation!
  • We are also very happy to announce the Book Review Grid! This awesome feature provides a nice overview of all book reviews, including title, authors, reviewer and given score. Check it out at

  • N e w s . F r o m . T h e . R a n c h

    The Ranch welcomes new Bartenders! See who has joined the Bartender's group at

    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

  • Brian and Chris select records containing duplicate word values disregarding order/position using nothing but SQL; color me impressed. See it at
  • Learn how to sort strings from longest to smallest in length at
  • The creator (Devaka Cooray, one of our Marshals) of the popular (and free) OCPJP simulator ExamLab has created an OCPJP Online Training Course too. More information at
  • Clear all your doubts about the order of evaluation with logical operators at
  • And maybe you can share some suggestions about the new look and feel at

  • 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 (or software) 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:

  • Murach's Android Programming -
  • Spring Boot in Action -
  • Hibernate Performance Tuning Online Training -
  • Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual -
  • Clojure in Action -

  • Some upcoming ones are:

  • Amazon Web Services in Action
  • The Scrum Field Guide
  • Learn the Truth about Agile vs Waterfall
  • Mastering Agile Project Management for Project Managers
  • Agile Principles: Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
  • Core Java: Volume I

  • 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:

  • Murach’s MySQL by Joel Murach - 10 horseshoes -
  • My Digital Photography for Seniors by Jason Rich - 7 horseshoes -
  • Microsoft Office 2016 Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Curtis Frye - 9 horseshoes -
  • The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond (2nd Edition) by Mitch Lacey - 10 horseshoes -
  • Murach’s Java Programming by Joel Murach - 7 horseshoes -

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

    The CodeRanch announces latest news/developments frequently on our social media outlets. You can find us at:

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

    Roel De Nijs ( has been a member of CodeRanch since 2004 and a moderator since 2010. The past few years he is working as a freelance Senior Java Developer for various companies. When he is not writing software professionally, you can usually find him around the forums with his shiny Sheriff badge and cowboy hat.

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