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 have heard that there are only questions from the the core tags. I can understand why there are know questions on the sql and xml tags, but it is hard to beleive that there really now questions on the formatting tags? is this really the case? Also, are there any questions on the functions defined in the JSTL specs like: fn:contains, fn:toLowerCase, ... I already know how to use JSTL 1.1 but I haven't read anything yet on JSTL standard Functions. I will be taking the test on saturday and I am trying to study topics that are needed for the exam. I have reread the Specs for Servlets and JSPs and I am about to get started on the JSTL specs. I plan to read upto the end of the core API and possibly the format api anless someone confirms that it is not on the exam. I will also need to read the chapter on the functions if that is required. If these are not required for the exam I would prefer studying the Descriptor files if you know what I mean.
I've taken the exam yesterday, so I can tell you that there only questions about the core tags of JSTL, none on the other tags (sql, ...).What you have to know is their precise syntax, what attributes supported and eventually their combination. Good learn. Ivan Matmati.