Happy Book Birthday! OCP 17 Practice Tests

Our Java 17 Practice Tests book has been released! This is a major rewrite of our Java OCP 11 book with hundreds of new and revised questions! If you already have our Java 17 Study Guide, you can purchase it individually, or you can buy it as kit.

The Practice Tests OCP 17 book contains 11 chapters helping you review and reinforce each objective. It also includes 3 full practice exams. All questions in the practice test book are unique from those in the complete study guide.

Happy Book Birthday! OCP Java 17 Book Released!

Jeanne and I over the moon to announce the release of our new OCP Java 17 Developer Complete Study Guide! This book is the culmination of years of knowledge that we’ve accumulated writing study guides for Java. It is for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of Java, or who wants to pass Oracle’s new Java SE 17 Developer 1Z0-829 exam and become a Java 17 Oracle Certified Professional.

Lambdas and streams? Covered! Concurrency, JDBC, and NIO.2? Covered! New Java 17 switch expressions, records, sealed classes, pattern matching? Definitely covered! Modules? Ok, we don’t use them much either, but they are covered for the exam! It’s great for those who are familiar with Java, but want to acquire a deeper understanding of the language. Learn features of the language that will help you write better code!

Our Java 17 book is a streamlined version of our previous books, including all of the new material and changes that you need to know for the exam. Previously, we wrote one book for each of the two exams. Starting with Java 17, there’s only one exam, allowing us to cover the material in a much more concise and straight-forward manner. Put simply, it weighs less than our previous Complete Study Guide!

Want to win a free copy? Our home away from home, CodeRanch, will be running a book promotion next week starting on May 10th!

[2021 kcdc] How to equitably close the CS education gap

This post is my live blog from KCDC. For more, see the 2021 KCDC live blog TOC

Speaker: Allison Hartnett

Twitter: @dralllisonhart



  • 67% of new jobs in STEM are in computing
  • Over 400K opening
  • Only 47% of US schools teach CS
  • Black students almost 3x less likely to take AP (advanced placemen CS Principles) than White or Asian students


  • Technology Education and Literacy in Schools
  • Microsoft pays for this but volunteers from many companies
  • Finds volunteers to pair teach for a year so a teacher can teach CS by themseves
  • Both in person an remote instruction
  • Four courses: Intro CS, AP CS Principles, AP CS A, CS Topics

Think about

  • How give feedback and be encouraging

My take

This session has speech to text/captioning on the screen. It heard everyone in the room. Some more accurately than others. I knew the session was largely about TEALS. I was hoping there would be more general points as well. (I didn’t read the abstract carefully enough)

Ended with good call for volunteeers: aka.s/TEALSContact