I attended Mughal's presentation "Cracking the New Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Platform 1.5 Exam" at the JavaZone conference in Oslo a month ago. He is working on a new 5.0 version of the book, but he had no date. "Sometime early 2006" was about as precise as he could get.
I just asked mr Mughal the very same question by email. His reply was that it probably would not be ready until the second half of 2006. Before that, they will publish some material on the web site that should be enough to pass the 1.5 exam.
Hi Pramod ... I was also searching markets n links for the books on SCJP5.0.. now i know that waiting for heller book wud take too long and the book by the bert bates n sierra is stiil in pub with McGraw-hill n won't be out before feb.
n Since u r in india.. i belive .. so it'll still be late till it comes in mkts ....
now im in a dilemma to go for 1.5 or get it with 1.4...
SCJP 1.4 86%
SCWCD 1.4 82%
Joined: Jan 19, 2001
Though I don't have any new info on the books you're all waiting for, I noticed that there are a bunch of brand new ranchers posting in this thread.
Michiko, Anders, Andr� and Akash - welcome to the ranch! Hope you'll be visiting often.
Pramod - thanks for changing your display name!
Here's a special gift for Akash: could you take a minute to read this important hint about posting at Javaranch? It's a guaranteed way to get even more replies to your questions posted here.