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Why is this SCEA book never mentioned?

 
jeff mutonho
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It has got many bad reviews but I personally don't think it is that bad. Also I asked one of the people who had passed SCEA (older version) with quite a good mark and he told me that he had studied this book and Manson's EJB and Mark Cade's SCEA.

One of the objections to this book was that it talks about many things out of the boundaries of SCEA. But now that the boundaries have expanded it may be more useful. It is worth having a look I think. For example the design pattern's chapter is at least better than that of Mark Cade's book.

It doesnt cover all the objectives of SCEA 5.

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Amit Sharma
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I bought this book because it newer then Mark Cade's SCEA. But did not find this book useful in preparation of SCEA certification, I fully agree with bad review it got on Amazon.com. I think Mark Cade's SCEA book is lot better then this book.
 
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"Farbod HDF",

Please check your personal messages.

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"Amit Sharma (SJCP)"

Please check your personal messages.

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Hi,

At the first glance, this book is not very impressive. But when you go into the deep level, this book contains most of required information for the exam. I think the reason of the bad impression is that the book is not structured, and the information is scattered.

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Tom KIK
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How about the second Edition of this book?
 
jeff mutonho
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Originally posted by Tom KIK:
How about the second Edition of this book?

Tom , that is the second edition.If you look under Product Details it says

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 2 edition (July 12, 2007)
 
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I bought this book on year 2003. But even though I read it several times, it is hard to get the insight. It's robotic. That's why I did not used for SCEA 5 preparation. This is somehow focusing on API and thus seems short sighted.

While if you go through Mark Cade's book (specially sample question and assignment part), you can readily feel the difference how an Architect should think.

I got another resource valuable for basic preparation.
http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/edu/j-dw-java-scea-i.html
 
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Probably many bad reviews at amazon was for the first edition.
Would you please tell me whether the second edition is improved?
 
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