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

April 2018 Edition


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


W H A T ' S . N E W?


Exciting news!

Four New Ranchers, please join us in congratulating them.

We have created a new forum Code Reviews, where you can expect your code to be reviewed by experienced developers.

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 . T o p i c s


  • Any tip about best practices?
  • Optional for method parameters
  • Upper and Lower Bounded Wildcard
  • Automated Tools Vs Efficient coding


  • 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.

    We've got some promotions coming up. Check the Book Promotions Schedule.

    Some upcoming ones are:

  • Kafka Streams in Action by Bill Bejeck
  • Testing Java Microservices by Alex Soto Bueno and Jason Porter

  • Book promotions winners can be found at:

  • A big Congratulations to our Past Winners


  • 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 recommendations from the CodeRanch staff in our Book Reviews forum.

    The Book Review Grid will give you an overview from the other angle.

  • Our long time waited Effective Java (Third Edition) by Joshua Bloch is available.

  • Editor's choice:
  • Understanding the Four Rules of Simple Design by Corey Haines


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


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

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