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Which Marty Hall book?

tony franz

Joined: Sep 04, 2001
Posts: 14
Hi, I'm looking for a single book to prepare for the
SCWCD exam (along with the two specs). I've seen Marty Hall's "More Servlets and JSPs" recommended several times.
Do I need read his "Core Servlets and JSPs" first?
R K Singh
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Joined: Oct 15, 2001
Posts: 5376
both are must far as I heard ..

"Thanks to Indian media who has over the period of time swiped out intellectual taste from mass Indian population." - Chetan Parekh
Jessica Sant

Joined: Oct 17, 2001
Posts: 4313

Both are excellent books.
Core Servlets covers JSP 1.1 and Servlet 2.2
More Servlets covers JSP 1.2 and Servlet 2.3 (talks about WEB-INF, web.xml etc)
Hema Menon
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Joined: Oct 29, 2000
Posts: 569
Get "More Servlets", whereever required the author refers to the chapters in "Core Servlets" and "Core Servlets" is available online
tony franz

Joined: Sep 04, 2001
Posts: 14
Thanks for your help. I think I'll go for the "More" book, only buying "Core" if I really, really have to. Books are costing me too much already.
I've decided I'm going to try and get the SCWCD exam done start to finsh within six weeks. Tell me I'm mad, but I think I can do it!
Sathya Srinivasan
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Joined: Jan 29, 2002
Posts: 379
Two books are about to be published.
Manning Publishers on July 1, 2002
Sybex on June 15, 2002
So it might be worth the wait to have a comprehensive book for the exam.

Cheers, Sathya Srinivasan - SCJP 1.2, SCWCD 1.2, SCMAD 1.0
Co-Author of Whizlabs SCMAD Certification Exam Simulator and SCMAD Exam Guide Book
Anthony Villanueva
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
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I've seen Marty Hall's "More Servlets and JSPs" recommended several times. Do I need read his "Core Servlets and JSPs" first?

No you don't have to (see More p.xxi). Core is a bit dated, (specially when he talks about Tomcat 3.0 as a "beta" version) although a lot of the material is still very informative for beginners.
Chintan Rajyaguru
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Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 341
If I know this right, the URL above has free copy of Core Servlets and JSP.
Remember that Core.. uses Servlet 2.2 and JSP 1.1 specification whereas exam tests you on Servlet 2.3 and JSP 1.2 specs - Coming soon!
Sumit Amar
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Joined: Jun 08, 2002
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So what's more appropriate? is it a good idea to buy "More Servlets and JSP" in order to prepare for SCWCD?

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