Can anyone recommend a book or a website that has programming exercises, preferably geared toward the exam objectives?
As you may know, even in SCJP, and even if you use the excellent SCJP book by Kathy and Bert, the book does not contain lots of programming exercises. This can be forseen becos it is not that easy to give you a *suitable* size programming exercise for a particular concept.
In addition, SCWCD or SCBCD are exams that based on knowledge, not programming skills. If you wanna work with real programming skills, you may consider SCJD.
The best alternative way maybe, as other always said, try out the example, or code sample, and test various concepts. This already help a lot.
Originally posted by Robert Miller:
I'm new to servlets and JSP, and I'm working my way through the Deshmukh book in order to learn the material. So far my big disappointment with the book is the lack of programming exercises, since I find them indispensable when it comes to learning new material.
What kind of exercises do you expect from such type of book ? This is not "how to program" book. This is a certification preparation book. And the purpose of such book is quite different from purpose of "Servlets in Action", or "JSP in Action", or "XXXX in Action". Because if you know how to program Servlets this does not mean you will pass SCWCD - general ability to program and certification objectives quite different things.
Unlike many other books - Hanumant's book has pretty good examples which cover all concepts, and you can download
updated for Tomcat 4.1.X examples. Have you tried them ?
What I may end up doing is just making up my own web application and then adding features that match the objectives. I'm sure it would look very strange in the end. :-)