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.
why retire 1.4???...when you have been using it for 4 years and you just need the lame SCJP in order to take a more "important" certification like the SCWCD, for example. If anyone is already proficient with 1.4 just take it.