Happy Book Birthday! New OCP 11 Book Now Shipping!

Jeanne and I are thrilled to announce the release of our new Java 11 OCP Programmer II Book! It’s been a challenging road, writing and editing a book in the middle of a global pandemic, and we’re excited the print book is available for sale and finally shipping! The Kindle/digital version is available too!

Whether you’re studying for the 1Z0-816 Programmer II Exam or the 1Z0-817 Upgrade Exam, or just enjoy finding out about new Java topics, this book contains it all. We pride ourselves in presenting lambda expressions, streams, concurrency, custom annotations, I/O and NIO.2, JDBC, security, and more in fun and refreshing ways. We want our readers to enjoy learning about a topic just as much as we enjoyed writing about it. Finally, we believe that becoming certified makes you a more well-rounded developer and helps to grow your career with potential employers.

Our last book sold out pretty quickly, so get your copy today!

Our new Java 11 book comes out next month!

Many of our readers have been asking when our next book is coming out for the OCP Java 11 Programmer II 1Z0-816 Exam. Given the worldwide pandemic, it did not launch when we expected it to, but we have good news to share. We spoke with the publisher and it is expected to be released next month! If you are interested, you should probably preorder now, as our last book was sold out for over a month!

But wait, there’s more! Due to the delays we had time to “sneak in” an Appendix for those taking the OCP Java 11 Upgrade 1Z0-817 Exam! So, whether you’re taking the Programmer II or Upgrade Exam, this book has you covered for Java 11.

Full disclosure: Due to the continuing pandemic, it is certainly possible the book could be delayed further. What we have now is the most up-to-date information available from the publisher. If this changes, we will let you know.

Announcing new Java 11 OCP Books!

Jeanne and I are thrilled to announce that we are releasing Java 11 OCP books early next year. Yes, you heard that right, books plural, as in more than one! In fact, we’ll be releasing two new books, along with a complete set edition.

We’ll post links where you can preorder the books as soon as they are available!

These books have been carefully written and include the most important information you need to know for the Java 11 OCP exams. While we are quite proud of our Java 8 books, there’s a lot of new material required for the exams including modules, var, and custom annotations just to name a few.

If you’re thinking of taking the new exams prior to the books’ release, we recommend reading our posts detailing our experiences taking the exams:

In short, if you’re comparing the first exam (1Z0-815) to the older OCA 8 (1Z0-808) exam, don’t. They are quite different and the difficulty level has definitely been increased. We expect both books to be available in early 2020. In fact, we’re nearly done writing the first book already!