Damn, I just bought one of their books yesterday. Maybe I should look for something with a bit more support.
Even though Michael has probably made tons of money off of all of us buying his book, the RHE book I think is the best book for the SCJP and the SCJD. (Another Kickback check. WooHooo. That's two this week) Mark
i did and its pretty annoying ! i came to rely on it too much. once i got this web page saying they were on maintenance duty... but usually i just get a 404.
Joined: Sep 14, 1999
No, the Coriolis Exam Prep book is much better than RHE, er wait a minute, I have not received any royalties, quick buy RHE instead
Joined: Mar 09, 2000
Originally posted by Marcus Green: No, the Coriolis Exam Prep book is much better than RHE, er wait a minute, I have not received any royalties, quick buy RHE instead
If they would have at least left me a website I could go to for errata and corrections I would be less upset at them. Since I read Marcus's letter AND the report on certcities.com I've returned my copy of their book. Not becuase I don't like Mr Green and Mr Brogden Au contraire I respect and enjoy them sharing their knowledge with a peasant like myself . But I won't spend my money for them to get pushed into a corner and accept a 20% 'pay off' not to sue, pursue copyright etc etc etc. Marcus, Bill, if you get the copyrights to your book and republish (which I think you should do) I'll re-buy the book then. I tutor some java programmers and one thing I'm reccommending is they all get certified as they have no real world experience. I'll gladly continue to push your book once you're getting paid for it. It's the least I can do after all the info/help you've shared with all of us. In aaddition, if I fail the Cert I'm blaming Coriolis. [ May 14, 2002: Message edited by: John Bateman ]
Well, you can always find Bill or Marcus posting here or at www.jchq.net - what more web site support do you want? There's also an errata site at http://www.lanw.com/books/errata/default.htm which should have what you need. So while Coriolis may be gone, web support for the Java cert books is not. Now, if you don't want to pay for a book if the authors aren't getting their royalties properly, that's another issue, and I can certainly see your point there.
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