I want to buy "OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809 1st Edition". Amazon says it is only available from the 15th of December 2015. Trouble is I want it earlier than that. Where can I but it earlier?
Amazon doesn't have it yet. Nor does anyone else. The book is nearing the end of the internal review page. Then the publisher has to print it and get the e-book and online materials into the proper estimate. In other words, Amazon is going to have it as soon as it is ready anywhere.
I have both books and can easily recommend them. Just wondering if there is a download of code from the book.
I did look on the author's site and the Wiley site. I read the first book assuming there was no code download. I
got to the second book and found a post on the author's site for the derby database chapter(10). The blog post talks
about "download and run through the examples in the text". So, I went looking for them. I came up empty and
decided to post this to the authors to find out.
Is there a download of the source code from the book?
You are correct the source code for the book is not available. It's really important to type in examples and get practice for the cert. Chapter 10 is different. Being able to set up a database is not on the exam. Nor is knowing how to write or run SQL. In fact, you could get all the database questions on the exam correct without ever running JDBC code. Of course, wanting to run examples and play with the methods is very reasonable so we made that a nicely copy/pastable blog post. Once the database is set up, we are back to "there is value in you typing in examples" .
There were three reasons we posted this on the blog:
So you can copy/paste the SQL!
I fully anticipate the instructions will change over time or someone will have a question that makes it clearer. Having it on the blog lets us update as that happens
It's a long book. Spending a bunch of pages for something not on the exam doesn't feel like a good use of space.