Charles, I dont know if This has been asked or not, but the title of the book compels me nonetheless to ask, what other book is this book meant to be used with or accompany? Would you recommend a particular study guide to be used along with this? Or is this text suffient in and of itself?
Satou, though I heartfelty appreciate you taking the pains to answer the question directed to Charles, I thought a response from the source itself might do more to illuminate this query that I belive everyone must have given the title of the book. I had wanted to know why not just a regular study guide surely, they mustve named this book this way for a particular reason(Ofcourse I could be wrong) But my question was more a general nature as to who they thought would be able to make use of this book and what assumptions they had about the reader this was related to the second question I had asked which was what other study guides the authors would recommend if any.. and If this text was self suffient for the exam of and by itself. Hoping to hear it from the authors this time.
The book is meant to be companion to other reference materials like Servlets and JSP specs, Mock exam and to you .
A book alone cannot ensure your success in SCWCD .... and the stuff mentioned above is a must .
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Geeez . I had been trying to get the authors take on my question I thought I had made that clear allready, vivek If you have allready asked this exact same question that I have asked at this forum and have gotten the answer(as it seems) please direct me a link to it, why do you assume I would like to hear the answer from you and not someone who has actually written the book? You are more than welcome to say what you think the answer to my question may be but please say that this is just your opinion please refrain from making affirmations of truth based on no experince. The book isnt even out and you havent even taken the exam.
This is a public forum, and we don't get to choose who does or does not answer any questions. In fact, we encourage people to participate in discussions. You are perfectly free to ignore posts you have no interest in, but please refrain from telling others, who have gone to some trouble in trying to help you, not to post.
I dont know if This has been asked or not, but the title of the book compels me nonetheless to ask, what other book is this book meant to be used with or accompany? Would you recommend a particular study guide to be used along with this? Or is this text suffient in and of itself?
Before a flame war breaks out, I think I should intervene... Sorry for not getting here sooner - the time difference and all the other messages means I've just spent 2+ hours playing catch-up!
Thank you to everyone in this thread who's posted comments so far. The title "Companion" is, as Satou said, meant as a companion to yourself during your study (just as a travelling companion is a person who travels with you, the book is meant to sit with you as you study - preferably reading it!). As it happens, you may also want to use the specs. and API docs as a companion to the book to supplement your learning. You certainly should think up some ideas yourself and experiment with those practically to benefit the most from any study guide.
Also, the book is targeted at being a reference after you've finished the exam, so it is also a companion to your working life while "on the job".
It is certainly sufficient as the only study guide for the exam - all the objectives are covered in ample details, along with a few extra topics, and there are 300+ questions inside the book plus a subscription an online mock exam.
By the way, you say the book isn't out yet, which isn't quite true... it has been available in the UK for a week or so, but won't be available internationally until the end of this week. I'll post an update when I know more. [ August 01, 2006: Message edited by: Charles Lyons ]
Charles Lyons (SCJP 1.4, April 2003; SCJP 5, Dec 2006; SCWCD 1.4b, April 2004)
Author of OCEJWCD Study Companion for Oracle Exam 1Z0-899 (ISBN 0955160340 / AmazonAmazon UK )
Joined: Mar 04, 2006
My Apologies. I only reacted like that because I genuinely had this question about the book that I thought only the author was competant enough to answer, but I guess I shouldve waited my turn and given due to every poster who tried to help. I hope that I have not caused any offence and thank you all for posting.