Having not read Simon Roberts' book I can't directly speak to its adequacy or completeness. However, I can recommend that you test the book's teachings by reading it and then taking a mock exam written by someone else. I suggest Marcus Green's first, second, or third mock exam.
If you're not happy with the results you got from Roberts' book, consider one of the two most popular books on this forum:
Originally posted by s parimala: On the advice of my colleagues i have bought simon roberts book for SCJP preparation.
Is that enough or need i buy any other books?
I think your colleagues have outstanding judgement and good taste!
By the way, that's the Roberts and Heller book. I spent many long nights working on the latest rev, and I hope it's all you need. However, after I caught up on my sleep I realized that I wished I'd gone into more detail on the topic of creating your own generic methods. I wrote a supplemental section that will soon be posted to the sybex.com website. However, if you (or anyone else who reads this) want and advance copy, end me a private message that includes your email address.
Consultant to SCJP team.<br />Co-designer of SCJD exam.<br />Co-author of "Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide".<br />Author of "Ground-Up Java".
1. You said that a month or so back in a separate thread in this forum that if someone wants a copy of the updated chapter, pls send a private email. I did that and also sent reminder later on... however no response from you so far..If you have it ready, pls send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. I was diligent enough to prepare a long list of errata on this book and send to you and Neil(publisher)..however no acknowledgement from you guys..
3. I bought your book thinking it would be enough but after reading it.. I postponed my exam date...now waiting for K&B.