This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
I finished my SCJD assignment within 17 days (download to upload). I used only vim as an editor, the Sun SDK (was called "SDK" back then) and GNU make. The GNU make was because of a very slow CPU and very little RAM - ant was far too slow on that system.
I got 96 % of the maximum score. Here is my report.