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

August 2018 Edition


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


W H A T ' S . N E W?


  • Planning to participate in software crafting event on Global Day of Coderetreat (November 17, 2018)?
  • Have a look at fairly recently created forum Ranch Corral for a Ranch's open source project


  • 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


  • Converting from List To Map
  • Abstraction/OOP issues
  • What's new in Java - a quick overview
  • How to deal effectively with short 10 day sprints


  • 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:

  • Software Design X-Rays (e-book) by Adam Tornhill
  • The Journey to Enterprise Agility by Daryl Kulak & Hong Li

  • 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.

    Recently reviewed books

    by Jeanne Boyarsky:
  • Complete Guide to Open Source Big Data Stack by Michael Frampton (8 out of 10 horseshoes)
  • Making Work Visible: Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & flow by Dominica Degrandis (10 out of 10 horseshoes)

  • by Vijitha Kumara:
  • Java By Comparison: Become a Java Craftsman in 70 Examples by Simon Harrer (9 out of 10 horseshoes)

  • The Book Review Grid will give you an overview.

    Editor's recommended book to read:
  • Clean Code by Robert C. Martin (Uncle Bob)


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


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