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Head first release date heads up : October release

Ram Mmurthy
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Joined: Jul 12, 2004
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I pre-ordered the Head first SCWD book on Walmart -
They originally estimated Jul 28th as the release date.

They sent me an email today saying the estimated release date has changed to Oct 2004.

Not sure if it is the same with Amazon - did anybody get the release date from Amazon?
Bert Bates
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Don't Panic -

Unless there's an earthquake at O'Reilly's printer, HF SCWCD will absolutely be shipping in the first half of August!! (Again - as soon as we know more precisely we'll post it here!)

I'm taking bets


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Krishnappan Muthuraman
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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Bn.com says that the book will be shipped by last week of August (i.e 28th).

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbninquiry.asp?ISBN=0596005407&userid=9t0GZtj9vs&cds2Pid=946&pdf=y

But I (pre) ordered in Amazon.com before a week. It said they would be shipping by July 28th. I guess it�s not going to happen by that date also I didn't get any updates from them. I guess I need to wait for 1 more month. Oreilly.com updated the release date from July to August.

After completion of Scjp 1.4 by Jan '2004, I wanted to do Scwcd, since the book was not available I took scbcd and last week I scored 83% by using head first ejb as the only study material. I am waiting for this book since Jan.

I guess it's worth to wait!

---Krishnappan Muthuraman
SCJP 1.4
SCBCD 1.3
Hanna Habashy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2003
Posts: 532
I am waiting for this book since March. I did SCJD in the mean time, and propably I will finish SCBCD before the book is out...!


SCJD 1.4<br />SCJP 1.4<br />-----------------------------------<br />"With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.<br />" Aristotle
Tom Hill
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Joined: Aug 24, 2003
Posts: 115
Chill guys!
The Book has been finished - and it might be a little late but you cant rush these things! All the authors have put in a lot of effort when creating the book, because they want it to be correct and worth reading! The publishers will be working hard to get the book in print.

Relax, I'm sure the book will be worth the wait.
Gaurav Sahni
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Joined: Sep 03, 2003
Posts: 56
Hello guys,
i have also pre-ordered the book on amazon. and it is showing me an expected delivery on 2nd of August. so not much time to go.
Cheers...

Gaurav.


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kai wen ham
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Joined: Sep 28, 2003
Posts: 5
Dear SCWCD authors and fellow Java developers,

I graduated from University of Nebraska - Lincoln in December 2003. I obtained SCJP in February and I am very interested in pursuing SCWCD in a month or two. I am also currently looking for a job in Web Application Programming.

When I look for jobs online or on newpaper, I saw a lot of position that requires knowledge in ASP or .NET. However, I do not see a lot of openings for Servlet/JSP. I was wondering if anyone of you could tell me more about the job market in Servlet/JSP? Is there any future planning for Sun Inc to update the current Servlet/JSP technology?

I have started learning Servlet and JSP with Tomcat on my PC a month ago. I was reading Jason Hunter's Servlet book and I have pre-order the Head First Servlet/JSP from Amazon. I am planning to take the exam in a month (mid september) and I spent 2-3 hours everyday to learn and experiment Servelt/JSP. Would you suggest to me a way to prepare myself to have enough knowledge and experience to pass the exam?

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Kai Wen (Kevin)
Kishore Dandu
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Joined: Jul 10, 2001
Posts: 1934
Originally posted by kevin ham:
Dear SCWCD authors and fellow Java developers,

I graduated from University of Nebraska - Lincoln in December 2003. I obtained SCJP in February and I am very interested in pursuing SCWCD in a month or two. I am also currently looking for a job in Web Application Programming.

When I look for jobs online or on newpaper, I saw a lot of position that requires knowledge in ASP or .NET. However, I do not see a lot of openings for Servlet/JSP. I was wondering if anyone of you could tell me more about the job market in Servlet/JSP? Is there any future planning for Sun Inc to update the current Servlet/JSP technology?

I have started learning Servlet and JSP with Tomcat on my PC a month ago. I was reading Jason Hunter's Servlet book and I have pre-order the Head First Servlet/JSP from Amazon. I am planning to take the exam in a month (mid september) and I spent 2-3 hours everyday to learn and experiment Servelt/JSP. Would you suggest to me a way to prepare myself to have enough knowledge and experience to pass the exam?

Thank you.

Sincerely,
Kai Wen (Kevin)


I think you are doing perfect by practising and analyzing your approaches. I feel that is sufficient to a extent and if you add preparation from one of the well regarded books, you should be able to pass the test easily.

Cheerup.


Kishore
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Tom Hill
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Joined: Aug 24, 2003
Posts: 115
If you order a book that says: published on the 6th July on Amazon, then the dispatch date will correspond to that date (eg next 24hrs). If the publishing date is changed the dispatch date is not (great system from Amazon).

I changed my order because my Credit Card will expire soon, and its updated the dispatch date to 4-6weeks time from now (the Amazon estimate). , rather than the old estimate.

You cannot really go on the dates from Amazon other than what it says on the book's page - and if that is wrong then everything else that relies on the date will be wrong (eg the orders).

Don't get your hope up because because Amazon does not update its dispatch dates when publishing dates change after you have ordered the book!

I've come to the conclusion that no one knows when the books is actually going to be published. Amazon has said 4-6weeks for the past fortnight! They are obviously doing this to safe guard from lots of complaints.

Keep on waiting!

Tom
Don Stadler
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Joined: Feb 10, 2004
Posts: 451
Originally posted by Bert Bates:
Don't Panic -

Unless there's an earthquake at O'Reilly's printer, HF SCWCD will absolutely be shipping in the first half of August!! (Again - as soon as we know more precisely we'll post it here!)

I'm taking bets


So what are we talking about here, Bert, a pool? No fair you or Kathy (or any O'Reilly insider) betting!
 
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