This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
I know there's an ongoing discussion concerning whether certifications arre worthwhile. Given that this link is on the Sun site, there's obviously a marketing factor involved, but, for what it's worth: