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book recommendation other than HFSJ

 
Marvin Bautista
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I'm planning to take the SCWCD exam next month. I'm into "PASS IS A PASS" thing since time is always against me. I'll be happy if I get at least 80% since I don't have time for a rigorous training/review.

Can anybody recommend a very good book for to the SWCCD exam other than HFSJ? HFSJ is slowing me down. I need a book and once I'm finish reading I'll be ready to take the exam. One book, One exam.

Thank you in advance
 
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HFSJ is slowing me down.

Certification are not supposed to be speed contests
Maybe you could try Marcus Green's new PDF book, which contains only text.
http://www.examulator.com/tamer/webcomp.htm
 
Jon Lee
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Yeah, I also found HFSJ is verbose
 
Bert Bates
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Hey Marvin,

We'd like to hear more about the book slowing you down! All feedback is gretly appreciated!

Thanks,

Bert
 
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slowing you down

Bringing it with you in a 100m race, it sure does
 
Marvin Bautista
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Bert,

I love the book specially the humor part. While reading start of chapter 8 this morning in the train, I was laughing so hard that everybody around me started to wonder. I mean, that�s good to start the day Also, I bought Head First book in the past and I enjoyed it.

For SCWCD, I�m already familiar with Servlets & JSP since I use them at work. As I�ve said, time is against me and I need something more straight forward. Instead of reading 100 words plus diagrams to understand a <jsp:usebean> action, I�d rather read a spec-like book with 50 words to cover the same topic. In short, I need a book for the exam that is complete and accurate but concise and specifically intended for experienced servlet developer audience.

Thanks and regards,
Marvin

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Christophe Verré
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Not everybody has the same goals and situations...not everybody is in the same level so�be nice

Oops sorry, my English must be bad. I didn't mean anything here. Just a little joke, saying that such a heavy book is not recommended for running

Anyway, check out for Marcus Green's PDF book, which contains only the essential. No pictures. Getting straight to the point. Wishing you good luck for the exam.
 
Anupama Ponnapalli
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Hi Bert,

I love the book, and since EL/JSTL are not used where I work, I find the pictures and extra words useful too. Indeed, I wonder how I will get back to "usual" books again!

However, I'd love to have a soft copy of the book. I have to lug it to work and back home everyday, just so that I can read it for 1/2 hours during lunch time and when I am have a few minutes to spare. I do not have time to read at home, so much to do!

With the SCJP book, I would print out chapters, and take them with me. Are you planning to make a soft copy available for the next version/print?

Thanks,
Anu
 
Marvin Bautista
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which contains only the essential. No pictures. Getting straight to the point.


Excellent. Thank you Satou!
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Bert Bates
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Thanks so much for the responses.

It makes sense to me that an experienced servlets developer could use material that is more reference oriented and less learning oriented. We decided long ago that each of our books should be a focused as possible, and the SCWCD book is definitely a learning book.

As far as the soft copy is concerned, you can now subscribe to Safari!

hth,

Bert
 
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currently Safari does not contains the HFSJ book, it used to, but now it is gone. Any reason? Anti-Pirate??

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Originally posted by Anupama Ponnapalli:
Hi Bert,
With the SCJP book, I would print out chapters, and take them with me. Are you planning to make a soft copy available for the next version/print?


I just got my book today and it is heavy, so thinking to cut it into 3 pieces am I so cruel ? hik hik
 
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I just checked Safari about 10 seconds ago and HFSJ was up there - weird.

BTW, it's okay to chop the book up, but you have to promise to write in it too
 
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You also have permission to write in my book all you like

(Tee hee it's actually a pdf!)
 
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