Win a copy of Head First Android this week in the Android forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other Pie Elite all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Tim Cooke
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Ron McLeod
  • Liutauras Vilda
Sheriffs:
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Rob Spoor
  • Bear Bibeault
Saloon Keepers:
  • Jesse Silverman
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Piet Souris
  • Al Hobbs
  • salvin francis

OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809 1st Edition

 
Greenhorn
Posts: 1
Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,

I want to buy "OCP: Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 8 Programmer II Study Guide: Exam 1Z0-809 1st Edition". Amazon says it is only available from the 15th of December 2015. Trouble is I want it earlier than that. Where can I but it earlier?
Thanks
 
Marshal
Posts: 5124
320
IntelliJ IDE Python Java Linux
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
You cannot buy it before it is available.
 
author & internet detective
Posts: 40796
828
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
John,
Amazon doesn't have it yet. Nor does anyone else. The book is nearing the end of the internal review page. Then the publisher has to print it and get the e-book and online materials into the proper estimate. In other words, Amazon is going to have it as soon as it is ready anywhere.
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Posts: 40796
828
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
For anyone else reading this: the book is out now
 
Greenhorn
Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I have both books and can easily recommend them. Just wondering if there is a download of code from the book.
I did look on the author's site and the Wiley site. I read the first book assuming there was no code download. I
got to the second book and found a post on the author's site for the derby database chapter(10). The blog post talks
about "download and run through the examples in the text". So, I went looking for them. I came up empty and
decided to post this to the authors to find out.

Is there a download of the source code from the book?

Thanks

Great books and authors who can teach,

WH
 
Jeanne Boyarsky
author & internet detective
Posts: 40796
828
Eclipse IDE VI Editor Java
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
William,
Welcome to CodeRanch!

You are correct the source code for the book is not available. It's really important to type in examples and get practice for the cert. Chapter 10 is different. Being able to set up a database is not on the exam. Nor is knowing how to write or run SQL. In fact, you could get all the database questions on the exam correct without ever running JDBC code. Of course, wanting to run examples and play with the methods is very reasonable so we made that a nicely copy/pastable blog post. Once the database is set up, we are back to "there is value in you typing in examples" .

There were three reasons we posted this on the blog:
  • So you can copy/paste the SQL!
  • I fully anticipate the instructions will change over time or someone will have a question that makes it clearer. Having it on the blog lets us update as that happens
  • It's a long book. Spending a bunch of pages for something not on the exam doesn't feel like a good use of space.


  • Also note that we keep the errata list online as well.
     
    With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
    reply
      Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
    • New Topic