Have anyone of you then successfully passed SCWCD using this book only? : )
Well, I guess you have but what were your experiences then? Did you feel that any of the objectives could be better covered? Did you use any other means to pass the cert? Well, maybe some example exams of course.
I would be interesting to hear your experiences before I rush and buy this book.
Effective Java Programming Language Guide: Think in terms of exported APIs because it tends to improve the quality of the software you write
I just passed the SCWCD 1.4 this afternoon (GMT+8) in Singapore. My book arrived from Amazon on last Friday. So I had about a week to make full use of it. I won't say I'd fully digested the book, but it helped in my final lap of preparation & is instrumental to be passing with a respectable score of 85%.
I'm not treating it as a mere exam book, I think it does help a lot in laying a good foundation for me in building web app as well as practical work situation.
We wrote the book to be for someone who wants to learn servlets and JSP and get a really solid foundation in those technologies.
It is also a book you can use to study for the certification, but we helped in creating the certification objectives and the certification exam, and we believe the certification stuff represents a good overlap with what you need to be solid in servlets anyway... it's a win-win
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