It’s great that the O’Reilly ‘Head First EJB’ book is now shipping in the USA, but when will it be appearing in the United Kingdom? I have been browsing online bookstores and a lot of U.K based Internet book shops state that this book is not out until late Jan 2004 (including amazon.co.uk). Is this correct? The reason I ask is that I am considering ordering this book from America due to the possible difference in release dates between the USA and the UK.
I ordered this book from amazon.co.uk and have an estimated delivery date by the end of this month. "Delivery estimate: Nov 27, 2003 - Dec 1, 2003 1 of: Head First EJB Certification: Preparing for the Sun Certified Business Component Developer Exam" Is this date wrong, or is the date in the product details,31.January, only for customers who order this book now(I ordered the book back in august) I will also cancel the order and buy it from amazon.com if it will take 3 months to deliver it from the UK.
Just checked my account with amazon.co.uk ... "Delivery estimate: Nov 10, 2003 - Nov 11, 2003 " I placed the order about nine days ago. I'm expecting the book to arrive late as the postal backlog is only now beginning to clear.
I'm watching this also. Amazon.co.uk has been a little strange lately. I ordered Junit in Action today with an estimated wait of 6-7 days, and they gave me an estimated arrival date 4-6 weeks off. If you can't wait (and if you are anywhere near London), I would try two places. Try Foyles bookstore on Charing Cross Road or the PC Bookstore near Holborn Tube Station.
What's so special in this book. It is a book after all !. Anyway, I would think one would take the certification exam because one would want to learn / study to a greater depth the EJB 2.0 framework. This could be done by a couple of readings of the spec, and some of the sample questions floating around isn't it? I mean that's what I did for SCJP and the SCWCD and am on track for the SCBCD too. Why all the hoopla about a book ? Anyway that book is going to no doubt explain the EJB2.0 spec albeit in a more detailed and expository manner. I think people are tending towards reading all the sample questions and their answers rather than reading the spec...