I have no idea when will they release this book, in their website, they said they will release it on 28th March (it means next 2 weeks). But in Amazon it's stated that it will be released on 19th March. Anyway I am waiting for this book review if it's worth for Part II ..
When I started preparing the J2EE exam (back last November) I saw this book was meant to be out by the end of the year. So I though great! But I have seen it delayed twice already, and it wouldn't surprise me they decide to delay it again. The point is that it seems the editors don't have the clue when to release it, either because the authors have not been able to finish it on time (that is, meeting deadlines, sounds familiar to anyone?) or because Sun has delayed it in purpose thanks to a marketing nerd that had the brilliant idea of releasing it at the same time as SunOne conference. Either way, I have had enough of that book! I couldn't care less, I won't waste my money on it. End of the story.
I also waited for this book long time ago, but since it was delayed (now for around 3 months), so I decided to go without it. I passed the test last month with 85% using Mark Cade's book, EJB Book from EdRoman and of course Java Ranch Now I am preparing part II, many people said Mark Cade's Case Study is not good enough for part II... so I hope this book will be good enough but don't know still if it's really worth to spend money for only some pages.. Anyway we will see the reaction of people about this book ... [ March 18, 2003: Message edited by: Alex John ]
I own the book and found it helpful for both Part I and Part II/Part III. The Cade book is fine as an outline/basis. I don't think it's adequate without supplementing it with other materials. I don't think it pretends to be anything else. Good Luck All,