This week's book giveaway is in the Agile and Other Processes forum. We're giving away four copies of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) and have Tom Perry on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi, I'm building the book list for the SCEA preparation, and I wonder what people think about "Sams Teach Yourself J2EE in 21 Days". Yes, I know, it's a "teach yourself in 24h" book, but my situation is that I have several years of experience with J2SE but I don't know anything at all about J2EE (in fact, I plan to use the exam also as a as a learning framework). My [almost] final list (if nobody in this forum suggest other possibilities) is: - Sams Teach Yourself J2EE in 21 Days -> To get an overview of the J2EE platform and see where all pieces fit. - GOF Design Patterns - UML Distilled --> as the starting point for UML - Building J2EE Applications with the Rational Unified Process -- >for the project and also to see how UML fits in a J2EE project. - Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans: And the Java2 Platform --> For a full EJB explanation - Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies --> To learn from the experience of others in this kind of architecture. And as an extra: - Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture --> I just love Martin Fowler writting style.
Also I really wonder if "Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology: Study Guide" has any real value as a study guide. I read several posts in this forum against it. Any kind of help / comments would be really apprectiated. Some books appeared in other posts, but others are really new. Thanks in advance, - Juan