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examcram.com out of business!

Anonymous
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examcram.com out of business!

And www.coriolis.com (the publisher of Examcram)
Out of Business!
Michael Ernest
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That would explain why they never responded to any of my emails this year.
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You mean the fact that they never responded to any of your emails explains why they are out of business now?
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Wow. I figured they probably made tons of money with the Exam Cram series. I guess I was wrong.


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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
You mean the fact that they never responded to any of your emails explains why they are out of business now?

I'm just a simple programmer who happens to be blessed with many friends.
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Corrected post by Michael Ernest:

I'm just a simple demi-god who happens to be blessed with many friends.



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John Bateman
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Originally posted by <erich brant>:
examcram.com out of business!

And www.coriolis.com (the publisher of Examcram)
Out of Business!

Damn, I just bought one of their books yesterday.
Maybe I should look for something with a bit more support.


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http://www.certcities.com/editorial/news/story.asp?EditorialsID=266
[ May 13, 2002: Message edited by: Marcus Green ]

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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.
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RHE was the best.
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RHE is a very good book. The developer exam part is the best.
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I know its off the topic, still..
Did any one notice that JavaWorld is offline for last 2 days?
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Roy Ben Ami
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talk about hijacking a thread!

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.
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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
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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 ]
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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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I spoke with one of the head guys
at Apress while at JavaOne.
Their funding was not extended, and
they were spending at a rate well
beyond their means.
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