Hello. As a member of a development company, we are actually in constant improvement of our interviewing techniques. I've found that specific knowledge on the tool or language may not mean the developer is actually good on solving abstract problems or, even more today that is needed, integration with other technologies, languages or platforms.
I know the book is not a total bible for the interviewer, but a companion when the position is related to Java/J2EE. Is there a guide on how to use the book, I mean, tips a tricks that will guide the interviewer to follow the answers (validation tables, redirection of the questions, validation of the actual answers, etc). I can find several sites with lots of questions about Java and other technologies on the internet, but had not find yet a good interviewers guide that will go the next step. HOw do you see this book in that context?
Most interview questions on the internet are 2-3 lines based answers. This book goes little more deeper than that. Also the style of this book is quite different to act as a road map to aspiring Java/J2EE professionals like covering 14 key areas, FAQs, mention of relevant technologies, cross-referencing etc.
"Picture speaks 1000 words". This book has lots of conceptual diagrams, examples, code snipptes, comparisons etc.
It can be a very handy companion for interviewrs as well in terms of having a good coverage of questions. For example covering the 14 key areas, covering wide range of technologies, covering SAR type of questions etc. I have seen some other books written more specific to interviewrs with validation tables tips etc.