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Any Plan for a Special SCMAD book?

 
Marcel Caraciolo
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This question is specially for Kathy Sierra e Bert Bates..
is there any plans for writing or announce (launch) a book for SCMAD like others books ( head First EJB, head First JSP and Servlets and SCJP Certification guides....) ?
I expect and wait with great pleasure for this news...

Thanks,

Marcel Caraciolo
 
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Hey Marcel -

If we were millionaires I think the first book we would write would be SCMAD. But, alas, we are not, and until J2ME becomes more popular we can't afford to take the time to write it.

Keep checking in - someday we'll write it (because someday J2ME will become more popular )
 
Amr El-Nasser
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What about SCDJWS Bert??
 
Bert Bates
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Web Services ?

Hmmm... last time we looked web services seemed to be kind of a mess. We should probably take another look, we haven't looked for a while. Have standards solidified at all recently, or are there still a lot of factions battling over what the standards should be?
 
Michael Valentino
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Bert,

First off, I want to say I LOVE the books You and Kathy have written. I just thought I'd mention that the Web Services standards have firmed up a little bit... but not much. Like a bowl of instant oatmeal, they've gone from a liquidy mess to something with more substance (but still we wonder if it's something we'd try to digest ).

Whetehr it's my opinion on web services, or just the fact that I want another of your books to read, I'd recommend a book on SCDJWS 1.4 before Java EE 5 becomes popluar and makes the now solidifying standards an irrevocable mess... again.

By the way, how much more popular would J2ME need to get before we see a cert book on it? Last time i checked billions of people world wide are carrying cell phones and/or PDAs with a JVM at the core. Just curious.
 
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Just playing devil's advocate, and this is as someone who is a SCMAD...

There's just not yet quite enough of a market, I think, to warrent a book for the exam. I think the question is one of how many people are actually sitting for the exam, or finding jobs purely in the Java ME space, or whathaveyou. When I look for Java ME jobs in my local area (Baltimore, MD), there just aren't any to be found, save as occasional assignments as part of a larger Java developer job.

It's really a question of being worthwhile. I think the suggestion for a SCDJWS book isn't a bad one, though the Java EE 5 exams should already be in the process, so working on those too isn't too far out of the realm of possibility...

Just my $0.02.
 
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