This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Just to say that I sat today the essay exam and found it very easy... in fact too easy! It took me less than one hour to do it and I wrote in average 5 short paragraphs in each of the 4 questions. I hope that was enough, you never know what they expect in such exams! I just took extra care to mention my classes and interfaces names as often as possible. In any case, I think that if you take it right after you finished your project you should have problems at all.
I also have just sent my jar file and got almost immediatelly a reply from them confirming the receipt. Now it is just the waiting game...
Thanks for all the help, direct by replying to my questions or indirect, by offering such a great source of information in this forum!