Wow, what a cool site! Glad I stumbled across it!!! I spent the morning browsing the posts, even took the cowtest! I found a lot of really good information and plan to spend the next while looking a little closer. Please don't disable my account or ban me from JavaLand for admitting this, but this is the first I have heard of Simon Roberts, Philip Heller and Micheal Earnest. (BTW, way to go Simon, Philip and Micheal!!! - Paul Wheaton Topic: I met Simon Roberts today - Seeing authors take the time to post really earns my respect. Hopefully you will be able to find time to help out in some of the areas requested in a few of the posts!) I take it their book is good... maybe and understatement??? Anyway, I'm sold! (Another good reason for you guys to participate in the posts Simon, Philip, Micheal; from the sound of it these people are your best advertising force!) The only problem I have is that when I used the Amazon link (of course I want the ranch to get a kickback!) I found two books authored by them. The first "Java 2 Certification Study Guide" is older, but had 1,780 reviews and a rating of 4.5! WOW! That's impressive! The other "The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide", however, is newer, written by the same authors, but only had 3 reviews and a 3.5 rating. Has anyone compared the two? If I only have money for one, which should I get?? If I get the older one will I miss out on "new" developments???
Hello Guy - Thanks for the kind words. As much as I prefer the 'ol blue cover of "The Complete Java 2...", the white, black, red "Complete Java 2" is the new and improved edition. We added more SCJP questions, updated the test engine, put the text on CD-ROM so it's searchable, doubled the Dev Exam material, and (BIG win here) took out 200+ pages of API reference in the back. But wait, there's more! The new edition has only garnered one review on Amazon so far -- surprises me too. But I'd buy that one -- if I had to buy one.
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Hello Mr.Micheal, Nice to know that you are with JavaRanch. I really like your book, Complete Java 2 Certification. Well, that is my prime source to get through SCJP. Thanks a million for giving us such a great manuscript, it really helps. Abhupati. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thanks Micheal! I think... Hey, you aren't just saying all these fancy things about improvements to get me to buy your new book, are you? jk! Seriously, thank you for the info. And I really meant what I said about respect. And, soon (well maybe not "soon", it'll take me a while to finish) there will be another review on Amazon. I'm sure that, especially with a new book out, some feedback would be nice. And to any of you out there that have read the book and are sitting on the review... shame on you!!! Hop on over to Amazon and submit a review! Then I won't have to bug busy people like Mr. Ernest. And I'm certain the authors would appreciate it.
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