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Java 2 Exam Prep 2nd edition by Bill Brogden, Marcus Green (Coriolis)

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If you are an experienced OO programmer that looking for an overview of java or someone looking for another resource for certification, then this book may be for you.
Each chapter uses the K.I.S.S. approach to the topics making this book easy to read and even easier to understand. The review questions are good and the real world examples section provides good reinforcement for each topic.
This book is not without problems, however. The book never really goes into detail on reference casting/conversion. I also found the coverage of Exceptions to be incomplete. The practice test on the CD also has the problem of using a single-quote to create string literals instead of a double quote. This can certainly lead to confusion.
Overall, I think this is a nice book for certification, but it should not be your only resource.
(Matthew Phillips - bartender, November 2001)
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