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T h e . C o d e R a n c h . J o u r n a l
January 2017 Edition
Howdy from all the CodeRanch staff, and welcome to the January edition of the Journal.
W H A T ' S N E W ?
This year for Jumpin JForum Day, we announced two new features. Read about them at
Multiple options for the category and forum listing pages - including the ability to add your own
A beta feature to
I imagine everyone has their own favorite dashboards? What are yours? I like:
Category dashboard highlighting own bookmarks and watched threads - See an example for the Certification category at
Forum dashboard highlighting own bookmarks and watched threads - See an example for the OCP Cert forum at
Home page dashboard showing most recent topics in a table view at
Home page dashboard showing the most recent post in each category that has add an update recently at
Home page dashboard letting you sort by column with forum links on the right at
You can even set one of these - or your own - as a favorite under site personalizations in your profile.
N e w . S t a f f
We have four new Sheriffs. Congratulation them on their shiny tin stars:
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
Roel shares a tricky null pointer at
Randall started a discussion about driverless cars at
Earlier in the year, Winston started a good discussion on whether Streams should be Cloneable at
Another classic from earlier in the year is advice on getting a remote position at
Scott and I wrote a series of 8 posts entitled "The Eight Nights of Java" covering our impressions and memories the eight versions of
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.
Some upcoming ones are:
Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches
2 Development with TypeScript
Sails.js in Actionl
Cracking the IT Architect Interview
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:
The CS Detective - 10 horseshoes -
Soft Skills - 9 horseshoes -
The Business Blockchain - 9 horseshoes -
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.
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J o u r n a l . A r c h i v e
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