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.
None of the study guides (to my knowledge) so far cover version 1.4 But the additional material in 1.4 exam is only "assertions", and there is a very good and sufficient reading material available at Sun's site on Assertions. After going through this topic thoroughly, just give a try at Dan Chisholm's exam on Assertions and you can consider yourself reasonably well prepared. Hope it helps. Dinesh SCJP 1.4 [ November 07, 2002: Message edited by: Dinesh Kumar ]
Originally posted by Dinesh Kumar: But the additional material in 1.4 exam is only "assertions", and there is a very good and sufficient reading material available at Sun's site on Assertions.
Howdy -- just a little correction here... assertions is certainly the largest brand new addition, but we also expanded the Collection questions in a significant way, including more on hashcode and equals. You might not see a large number of questions on those topics, but they are definitely there -- the objectives have been what we'll call "strengthened" . But it's true that everything you need for assertions is in the Sun document, you can learn about the hashcode/equals contract from the API for class Object, and Collections you'll have to look elsewhere. But of course there's this wonderful new 1.4 exam book coming out in December cheers, Kathy