Book Review of the Month

Head First Servlets & JSP
Kathy Sierra, Bert Bates, Bryan Basham
Over at the JavaRanch Saloon's Web Component Certification (SCWCD) forum, Head First Servlets & JSP dominates as the book of choice. It appeals to both those with and those without Java EE experience and I'm constantly amazed at how quickly everyone learns using this book. The SCWCD testimonies that say "I passed!" are most often appended with "Thank you, Head First, for such a wonderful book!"

A couple points about what to expect:
* This is no crammer's book. You will get more than book smarts -- you will understand the significance of the questions and objectives to real world Java enterprise programming.
* Nor is this book a flowery tutorial. This is hardcore programming wisdom. It would take you at least two years of real-world, painful, trial-and-error experience to gain the equivalent knowledge on your own. That's just stupid.

I passed the SCWCD exam years ago (before Head First Servlets & JSP existed) but now I am going to upgrade my certification to the latest version. I have never been so confident for an exam before. I am soooo ready!

(Marc Peabody - Bartender, February 2006)
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Other books reviewed in February :

Designing Interfaces by Jenifer Tidwell
Beginning Perl Web Development by Steve Suehring
Learn to Program by Chris Pine
Service-Oriented Architecture Compass : Business Value, Planning and Enterprise Roadmap by Norbert Bieberstien, Sanjoy Bose, Marc Fiammante, Keith Jones, Rawn Shah
Expert Oracle JDBC Programming by R. M. Menon