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Which is the best book?

 
Steve Waugh
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Guys,
I've recetly cleared scjp with 92%. It was not that easy.. did lot many things .. like khalid mughal, J@Whiz etc besides many many other mock tests.
Regarding scwcd, i've read that its not that tough like scjp2 and u dont need to give so many mocks. After amazed with the JWhiz and reading great reviews about SCWCDWhiz, i am going with it and getting not a bad score.
But the hurdle is to find a good book. I am higly confused. I have Profession JSP by wrox.
Is it enough? For servlets which is the best book? Also is tomcat appropriate to practice on?
Thanks a lot in advance
steve
 
Stephane Nicoll
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To my opinion, Servlets and JavaServer Pages from Marty Hall suffices for the JSP/Servlet part. Of course, you should get additionnal materials concerning J2EE spec and J2EE patterns. See the study guides reference in the links here.
Hope it helps,
Stephane
 
Ashik Uzzaman
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What abt Java Servlet Programming by Jason Hunter (O'Reilly)? Or Core Servlets and JSP?
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Rajat Singla
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Hi Steve
Its very difficult to choose b/w different books as none of them is written a/c to the certification. I believe o'rielly is nice one and profession jsp by wrox.
Better than anything else are jsp and servlet specs.
best wishes
rajat
 
Anonymous
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I actually used two O'Reilly books for my SCWCD preparation: Java Servlet Programming (by Hunter and Crawford) and Java Server Pages (by Bergsten). Here are my thoughts..
- If your sole objective is to pass the SCWCD exam and get certified, then I'd discourage getting the O'Reilly books. Both of these books are extremely detailed and contain lots and lots of advanced material that simply isn't needed for the exam. You're better off just getting an all-in-one servlet/jsp book that covers all the exam objectives, and then complementing that with the various study notes available at the SCWCD Links Page.
- On the other hand, if you really want to learn JSP and servlet programming, and all it's capabilities and nuances, then I'd recommend the O'Reilly books. At least get the servlet book.. This was an EXCELLENT book, extremely informative and a great reference book that I now call on regularly. Unfortunately, I can't recommend the JSP book as highly, as much of it was geared towards helping non-programmers get up to speed on Java.
Good luck.
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