This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
I have been reading the reviews on amazon.com. Some are quite negative, some very positive. What impressed me, though, is the emphasis on design patterns and best practices. This is often not given enough attention. Large programs can be maintained so much easier even after they have been changed and added on, if these principles are given the proper attention from the very beginning on. Volker