This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Gregg, Java Transaction Processing was good. (My review is in the bunkhouse.) It's a good mix between theory and practice. It has also proven to be quite popular around the office. I can barely keep it in my cube.