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Hi Iuliana

Congratulations on your book. I have recently completed the Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer Certification. I have several years experience with programming in Java but have take some time off recently from programming. As such, I have not had commercial experience with Spring. I'm wondering how difficult you think it would be to achieve the Spring Certification without commercial experience using the framework.

2 weeks ago
Hi Jeanne and Scott

Congratulations on the upcoming release of your new study guide. I am in the process of completing my Java SE 8 Programmer certification after not working with Java for a few years. I completed the first exam (Java SE 8 Programmer 1) with 95% using your book “OCA Java SE 8 Programmer 1 Study Guide” as the only book I read for the exam. Thanks!! I also purchased and completed some practice exams. I found this book really useful in bringing me up to date with all the changes in Java since I was last certified. I’m currently using your “OCP Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide” book to study for the next exam.
When I was deciding which certification to complete, I noticed that there were not many books published for the Java 11 Certification so I opted to go with Java 8. I was also wondering how many businesses had started using Java 11 and whether I’d be learning Java features that may not be available in a future job.
So, after that long introduction, I’d like to ask you what new feature(s) in Java 11 do you think will be most useful for businesses looking to move to Java 11?

I'm currently reading the "OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide" and just thought I'd seek further clarification on one of the review questions in Chapter 5.
In question 11 it creates a period object using:

Period p = Period.ofDays(1).ofYears(2);

This Period object represents a Period of 2 years which is identified in the answer. The answer mentions that Period does not allow chaining. Is it the case that some of the methods in the Period class can be chained such as minusDays(), minusMonths(), minusYears(), etc? If so, I'm thinking that this explanation might be clearer if it mentions that you cannot chain methods when creating a Period (ie: using the of___ methods).

Thanks for your help with this. I'm really enjoying studying for the Java SE 8 OCP exam using this book.