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Head First Servlets and JSP 2nd Edition, should I buy it?

Billy Sclater
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I am considering going for the SCWCD exam, and thinking about getting the 'Head First Servlets and JSP 2nd Edition'. I have a couple of questions:

#1 The 2nd Edition is dated 2008. Is this the latest edition? It seems somewhat old.
#2 The book is 'massive' 800+ pages. Is the exam really that complicated?

Well, if you've read it, perhaps you can help me out!

Thanks

Ulf Dittmer
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That is the latest edition, but doesn't cover the latest version of the exam: http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ScwcdLinks. You may find the reviews and discussions regarding the book helpful: http://www.coderanch.com/t/93812/Book-Reviews/Head-Servlets-JSP-Kathy-Sierra (note that some of that relates to the 1st edition).


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Billy Sclater
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Interesting links, the consensus seems to be that 'Head First' is more beginner friendly. I might read it first, have a go at some simple web applications and then read something more up to date and exam appropriate. Thanks(:
 
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