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

April 2019 Edition

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

A . B e t t e r . W o r l d!
by Paul Wheaton

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    A . S p o n s o r ' s . C o r n e r!

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    W h a t ' s . N e w?

    April's promotions - thankful for the great contributions
  • Marshalls: Campbell Ritchie, Liutauras Vilda, Bear Bibeault, Jeanne Boyarsky, paul wheaton
  • Saloon Keepers: Stephan van Hulst, Ron McLeod, Tim Moores, salvin francis, Carey Brown
  • Master Ranchers: Nicole Alderman, Mikalai Zaikin, Rob Camick
  • Ranch Foremen: Jay McGavren, Louis Muller, Moritz Lenz, Al Hobbs

  • 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

  • Functional vs Old style programming syntax
  • Importance of Inheritance
  • Design an Elevator System
  • Traversing a stream of Characters

  • 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:

  • Natural Language Processing in Action by Hobson Lane, Hannes Hapke & Cole Howard
  • Building Ethereum DApps by Roberto Infante
  • Grokking Bitcoin by Kalle Rosenbaum
  • Well Grounded Rubyist by David Black & Leo Joseph

  • 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:
  • AWS Certified Developer Associate Guide by Vipul Tankariya and Bhavin Parmar (5 out of 10 horseshoes)
  • Python Continuous Integration and Delivery by Moritz Lenz (7 out of 10 horseshoes)
  • Java in a Nutshell by Ben Evans and David Flanagan (9 out of 10 horseshoes)

  • The Book Review Grid will give you an overview.

    Editor's book choice for the month:
  • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler and Kent Beck

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