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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 1 edition (Aug. 8 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590590309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590590300
  • Product Dimensions: 18.1 x 22.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 839 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,980,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've looked through alomst all the other books out there, and this is the only one that has a complete, honest, and easy to understand approach to the SCJD. It's a classic, and useful long after the exam.
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By Hector on Sept. 8 2002
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Nice, hard, technical book: gave my details on all the stuff I needed. I looked at some of the other books out there, and this one was the only one that seemed current and focused.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pat D on Feb. 25 2004
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I recommend this book because I found it to be valuable in helping me to pass the Sun Certified Java Developer (SCJD) Exam with a perfect score (400/400).
This is simply the best book available for those working on the SCJD Exam. Alain Trottier's "Java 2 Developer Exam Cram 2," is a distant second. Those are the only two books available that cover this exam in an in-depth manner. Books that attempt to cover both the Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP) and SCJD exams generally seem to do a good job of covering the programmer's exam, but are significantly less comprehensive when it comes to the developer's exam.
This book develops a sample project that is analogous to the project required for the SCJD examination. The complete source code is available for downloading from the publisher. The design and implementation issues explored in the sample project are similar to those required in order to successfully complete the exam. Those expecting to download the sample project, make a few cosmetic alterations, and upload the result as their exam submission will be disappointed. On the other hand, those who feel they would benefit from seeing what a complete solution to a similar problem looks like, and who would like some specific guidance about how to approach the various issues surrounding the project will be happy to have this book.
Another nice feature of this book is that it provides links to some other very helpful resources. The most useful of these is [...] an excellent Java site that provides an indispensable developer certification discussion forum for those working on the SCJD. It's the best place to go with your SCJD questions. Mehran (Max) Habibi, one of the authors of this book, is a contributor to that discussion forum.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on Dec 7 2002
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This is the second book from Apress that I bought and got burnt. I will avoid any book from that Publisher in the future.
This book is full of bad editing, typos and inconsistencies. It is such a drag to read. The authors are either inexperienced or just did not bother to take more care to produce a quality book. The content itself has a few good explanations and illustrations. Otherwise, it is not really necessary to read. Please spend your money somewhere else.
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By A Customer on March 7 2004
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The primary reason I cannot recommend this book is that it fails to properly address the point of its existence. For example:
o The authors devote a chapter to threading, even though the the prerequisite SCJP exam covers this topic.
o The authors devote a chapter to NIO (New I/O), even though Sun explicitly prohibits the use of NIO on the exam.
o The authors presume that the SCJD student knows Swing, even though Swing was removed from the prerequisite SCJP exam.
You can verify these points at Sun's training website:
[...]
Finally, the book is full of typographical and other errors.
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By A Customer on March 6 2004
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I am preparing for SCJD & believe me it is one of the best book on market. Javaranch.com is another great resource apart from book. Buy it if you are doing SCJD. You won't find many good books on SCJD apart from above one.
BTW: I have SCJP, SCWCD & SCBCD certification to make a point.
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I believe that this is the best book for SCJD exam. I am working on the assignment now and use this book as a reference.
Authors have explained all the facets of the assignment with an example that is similar to the exam project. The chapter on Threading is awesome and in my opinion it is must for any one taking the exam
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By A Customer on Feb. 8 2004
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To review a book is a very personal thing. Each individual, based upon what test version they are currently working on, what skills and experience that individual brings to the test, what raw intelligence quotient, and what outside help one receives, will think differently about any book (and wealthy people won't even need to read a review). The fact of the matter is there is no one, personal review of this book that can adequately relate to every potential reader of this book. The developer test covers quite a broad range of topics, and not every topic can be covered within one, reasonably sized book. Furthermore, given that so many topics are covered in the exam, how can any person really remember whether any given book helped them; perhaps it did, but the person doesn't remember. I would say that the book is 3 stars standing all by itself, but when you add a private tutor, it becomes 5 stars. Or, if you add a private, group tutoring system as found at javaranch on the web, it becomes 5 stars. That is, text books are almost always supplimented by other processes to make a complete learning experience: as concepts are clarified in one forum, they become clarified in the other. The combination of javaranch and this book will help assure your success.
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