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.
Am planning to take up SCJP followed by IBM-288. As such i have no issues with SCJP materials , but i found very less material for 288. If there's a yahoo group for 288(340 has one) pleas mention it. I've been in to java for 3 yrs now which includes core and J2EE mostly. Iam a fresher to 288 as it seems all about XML and related stuff. I've targeted feb-19 for the first and Apr-23 for the next. Wish me luck and let me know if 2 months are sufficient for 288.