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Java 2 Web Developer Certification Study Guide, 2nd Edition Hardcover – November 18, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0782142020 ISBN-10: 0782142028 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: Certification Study Guide
  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Sybex; 2 edition (November 18, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0782142028
  • ISBN-13: 978-0782142020
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,152,433 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Here’s the book you need to prepare for Exam 310-080, Sun Certified Web Component Developer for J2EE Platform.

This Study Guide provides:

  • In-depth coverage of every exam objective
  • Practical information on programming servlets, developing JSP pages, and using custom tags
  • Hundreds of challenging review questions, in the book and on the CD
  • Leading-edge exam preparation software, including a testing engine
Authoritative coverage of all exam objectives, including:
  • The structure and deployment of modern servlet web applications
  • The servlet container model
  • Designing and developing servlets to handle server-side exceptions
  • Designing and developing servlets using session management
  • Designing and developing secure web applications
  • Designing and developing thread-safe servlets
  • The JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology model
  • Designing and developing reusable web components
  • Designing and developing JSP pages using JavaBean components and custom tags
  • Designing and developing a custom tag library
  • Design patterns

About the Author

Natalie Levi is a Sun certified instructor and runs an educational testing service. She wrote the test questions for Sybex's Java 2 Virtual Test Center; she also contributed questions to Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide

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Customer Reviews

This book deserves ZERO stars.
dw
Don't think that you're going to use just this book to pass the exam.
Amazon Customer
There are just far too many errors in this book.
Amazon Customer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I read and used the excellent "The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide: Programmer's and Developers Exams (With CD-ROM)" ISBN 0782128254, and it got a fully deserved 5 stars from me.
The Java web developer certification is the next logical step for anyone interested in moving into the world of Enterprise Java. Philip Heller was involved in both books, however I must say that he has really let me down with this one after such great expectations.
Not only is this book riddled with simple typos it also contains some very misleading errors. For someone like me who is new to the world of Servlets these mistakes can be DANGEROUSLY misleading. Some of the review questions give the wrong answers - a problem only just addressed in the newly updated errata page. Be prepared to spend a LONG time updating your book with all the corrections - there are many and somehow I think the list will grow.
To compound these errors, the error I sent to sybex regarding the second paragraph on page 81 has recently been added to the errata page at sybex.com . However they still haven't got it right!
The authors seem to be unsure whether GenericServlet is a class or an Interface. Last I heard it was a class!
To summarise, while this book may be useful to give the reader a framework within which to study (at least it tells you the exam objectives) it needs to be complemented by the api doc (for corrections) and probably another book (for a better comprehension).
I would recommend "More Servlets and JavaServer Pages" by Marty Hall which I am reading in conjunction with this book.
There are just far too many errors in this book.
Please bring out a second addition soon Philip! You owe it to your public who expected so much more!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Earl Mutel on February 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Update: This book is written for an older version of the exam. You can no longer do the exam which this book is written for. I no longer recommend this book (unless you can get it for really really cheap price).

The second edition of this book simply corrects the typing errors in the first edition (lots of them). Unfortunately, it does not address some of the key flaws in this book:

a) Chapter 8 Thread-Safe Servlets is still wrong. Session variables and Servlet Context variables are not thread safe (the book states they are, which is incorrect). They are not thread safe!
b) Chapter 11 Web Tier Design Patterns does not cover "Front Controller" design pattern. This is not author's fault because it is not listed in the exam objectives. However, you probably want to know what this pattern is all about before the exam.
c) Some questions in the book are about XML DTD. They are not related to the exam and seem fairly pointless. Some questions in the book are misleading.
d) Personally, I feel Chapter 10 Using Custom Tags is not very well explained (mainly because the examples used are too simple).

So why 3 stars? Well, despite all those issues, I believe you can pass with just this book (I bought the SCWCD Exam Study Kit as well as this book. The SCWCD Exam Study Kit by Hanumant Deshmukh, Jignesh Malavia is far better than this book). The flaws mentioned probably will cost you at most 10-15% of your score so you most likely can still pass with this book. Therefore, the book still deserves a pass (2.5 stars, but there is no option for 2.5 so I picked 3).

If you can get this book cheap, it is worth reading (quite easy to read). However, if you want to be really safe (or you want to get only 1 book for the exam), it is wise to stay away from this book and get The SCWCD Exam Study Kit book instead.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Vladislav Khin on July 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Just way too many mistakes. Don't use this book without having JavaDoc handy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 16, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book is simply not up to snuff to prepare people to take this exam. I consider myself an advanced to expert level J2EE developer, but decided that in advance of taking the certification exam I should purchase an exam specific reference as a quick review.
Even quickly reviewing the book demonstrates it to be chock full of technical and typographical errors, as well as sorely lacking in a true understanding of the material that is being presented. If I were reading chapters from this book without having any advance knowledge of who the authors were, my impression would be that they were intelligent people who had recently taken a first training class on these topics - a fair conceptual grasp of the material, but nowhere near the level of knowledge required to pass on information to anyone else!
I imagine there are better test specific guides out there, or even better you could grab a copy of the relevant specs from Sun's website and a copy of Tomcat and learn the old-fashioned way. Whatever you do, I strongly encourage you not to spend your money on this particular item - if your skills are at an advanced level it won't help you and if you're a beginner it will only confuse you!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By dw on August 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is full of mistakes...not just typos, for which they've given an endless list at the book's website on sybex.com, but SERIOUS CONCEPTUAL mistakes. For example, at page 286 the author is trying to explain the thread safety of context parameters(???) where as the authors should have explained the thread safety of context attributes. Further, it says that context attributes are thread safe, which is WRONG.
This is just one...believe me, there are tons of such mistakes which can cost you your certifcation. This book deserves ZERO stars.
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