This week's book giveaway is in the OCPJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide and have Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates on-line! See this thread for details.
For people who are preparing SCEA...or think to prepare .... Sun will release a special book on march 25 : The only study guide written by the lead developers and assessors of the architect exam. The first officially authorized study guide for the challenging Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition exams. Java platform experts Cade and Roberts provide expert guidance and background for designing effective J2EETM technology architectures—as well as comprehensive preparation for every exam element: multiple-choice exam, assignment, and essay. You'll find start-to-finish coverage of key J2EE platform architectural issues and every exam objective, including: Understanding the goals of system architecture Creating requirements and architectural documents that serve as blueprints for the entire development process Leveraging proven design patterns Identifying the right J2EE technologies and APIs for your application Maximizing security and accounting for firewalls in enterprise environments Providing legacy access: appropriate techniques and errors to avoid Using the Enterprise JavaBeansTM architecture Container Model to maximize scalability Evaluating the advantages and weaknesses of existing architectures
Ah, but there is a new book comming out later this month. Sun� Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Study Guide (Exam 310-051) Paperback: 720 pages Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; (March 19, 2003) ISBN: 0072226870 Check it out!