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.
Personally I used * Sun Certified Enterprise Architect for J2EE Technology by Mark Cade and Simon Roberts * UML Distilled Third Edition by Martin Fowler * Design Patterns by Erich Gamma, et al * Core J2EE Patterns: Best Practices and Design Strategies, Second Edition by Deepak Alur et al
Out of the 4 I used the Cade and Roberts book a lot, the Martin Fowler book a bit, the Erich Gamma et al book a bit and the Deepak Alur et al book hardly at all.
I already had a copy of the last 3 books, if I did not then I probably would not have bought them just for the exam.
As an aside Core J2EE Patterns book is available electronically from the sun Web Site here just click on a pattern for the description of the pattern.
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Thanks Much for the information,I shall follow your advice.