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.
There's no guarantee in which order event listeners will be invoked. The order may change with each release of the JDK, or may vary by platform. It's a mistake to write listeners that assume they'll be called in a particular order.