This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
In an earlier post I asked if any has got a good resource on Collections. I asked Kathy as well if she has got a Collections resource, and her reply was amazing. She sent me a copy of the final draft of a chapter in her upcoming book. And when I thank her here for this, it's not only that she sent it, but for the EXCELLENT material that this draft had, this is the kind of book I was looking for. Simple English, every concept is being explained with a real life example that makes the concept really clear and stick it in my mind as well, I just need to remember the real life example and I can easily know whether a statement is right or wrong about a concept in Java, it states what you specifically need to know for the exam, and the way it's written makes you feel that you're in a classroom and someone is actually explaining, not - a dry formal brain exploding English like in the JLS - so you actually breeze through the pages with ease, let alone the questions at the end of the chapters REALLY good.. But the best are the " Exam watch outs", simply telling you the tricks you should watch out for in the exam concerning this subject, this ROCKS I bought Mughal's book few month ago, and I have to say it's a one Excellent resource for Java programming in general and the exam as well, its English is relatively easy, but what I missed was the clear stating of what the exam asks about, and this is very well satisfied in Kathy's upcoming book. So I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the book, it will have very valuable material.
Thanks Kathy not only for sending it and saving my day(S) but also for the efforts you made in making this great material, it will help a lot of SCJP candidates pass the test I'm sure.
So guys, watch out for this WickedlySmart book
p.s: Don't ask me to send the material, you know I won't be able to I gave my word that I won't disclose it
Whoo! Thanks Alfred. (That check is in the mail ) The book is from McGraw-Hill/Osborne and is *supposed* to be out December 9th. Definitely before the end of the year, but I would guess closer to mid-December. I just learned yesterday that the manager of Sun's Certification program is providing a quote for the cover of the book. (I had to pay him too, of course, but whatever works ) Expect more shameless plugs from me in about a month Cheers, Kathy Sun Microsystems
Originally posted by Kathy Sierra: I just learned yesterday that the manager of Sun's Certification program is providing a quote for the cover of the book. (I had to pay him too, of course, but whatever works ) Cheers, Kathy Sun Microsystems
... ha! Well, of course Kathy didn't really have to pay me -- she has been such a valuable contribution to the program that it is I who really owes her. I look forward to the book as well.
goose (aka: Steven Moore)<br />Senior Program Manager<br />Sun Services - Certification