This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I Think there is less interest in SCBCD 5.0 when compared to the previous version. There was active participation in this forum for the 1.3 beta. Looks like the interest in EJB s has gone down considerably and frameworks like Spring and Hibenate have become popular?