This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The main objective of this book is to teach the reader the basics and those wanting to have good foundation and be a professional programmer would probably reap the most benefits. It was not specifically designed to help the reader pass a Java 7 exam.