My preparation for last week's exam was helped a lot by the Bates and Sierra practice exam book, as well as a self-study CD-ROM produced by Oracle. With that in mind I've been having a look for a suitable book which can assist with the completion of the OCMJD assignment. On this forum I've seen a lot of chat about a book by Monkhouse and Camerlengo ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1590595165 ), but I'm a bit concerned that it has been written for Java SE5, and there doesn't appear to be a new version for Java SE6 yet.
Does this matter? Are there any SE6-specific features that are useful during the assignment that aren't mentioned in the book? Would everyone on here who's read it recommend it?
I have tried using the search function to see if there is any specific discussion on this issue, but I haven't seen any, which would lead me to believe I am worrying over nothing.
Also if anyone has any other book recommendations I would be glad to hear them!
Marcel van den Boer wrote:I haven't read it myself yet, so right now I can't recommend it . But I found this thread for you, which implies that it is still a very, very good resource.
Great find Marcel, don't know why I didn't see that one...
Must still be recovering from the Easter break...
Roberto Perillo wrote:Also, please take a look here. I think it will also be helpful in your preparation!
Yup have already downloaded that white paper and started to read it. I've also ordered the Monkhouse book, and until I receive it I will probably do some Swing tutorials as it's been a while since I've developed an app that uses it.
Also, cheers for the wall of fame link. Hopefully I'll get my own name up there over the summer!