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

May 2016 Edition

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

W H A T ' S N E W?

  • The old view is about to be discontinued really soon! If you use a feature that is not available in the new view, please let us know by posting in the Ranch Office so we can check on it. Thanks for your friendly cooperation!

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

  • We decided to award Piet Souris the "Rancher" title for being consistently helpful in various ways! Please join us in congratulating Piet 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

  • Which are the best practices about adding business logic to JPA entities? See it at
  • A very lengthy discussion about removing duplicate from a string using recursion at
  • Clear all your doubts about the difference between a reference and a pointer at
  • One of our ranchers is trying to make a simple calculator program. Maybe you can help him 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:

  • Re-engineering Legacy Software -
  • Docker in Action -
  • MongoDB in Action (2nd Edition) -
  • Docker in Practice -
  • OpenStack in Action -
  • Grokking Algorithms -
  • Design for the Mind -

  • Some upcoming ones are:

  • Mesos in Action
  • Think Java: How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

  • 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:

  • Docker in Action by Jeff Nickoloff - 9 horseshoes -
  • Murach's C# 2015 by Anne Boehm and Joel Murach - 7 horseshoes -

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

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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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