Current Publications

Oracle Technology Network's Java Magazine

In 2016 writing a regular contribution to the Java Magazine, presenting simulated certification questions with discussions of the answers, and of the thought processes that lead to the answers. This is an e-magazine published at two-month intervals by Oracle, available by free subscription.

Oracle Certified Associate,
Java SE 7 Programmer Exam (1Z0-803)

This video course was created primarily to address the needs of Java programmers wishing to obtain the first-level Oracle Java programmer certification. However, the presentations are accessible to any programmers wishing to clarify details tested by the exam of how Java works. The title is split into short chunks addressing very focused topics, facilitating its use for working reference.

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Java Programming Basics

This video course was created to introduce Java to programmers familiar with other, possibly non-object-oriented, languages. The title introduces the concepts and techniques of Java, as well as the basics of object orientation. You'll learn the fundamental syntax and how to work with objects, variables, loops, and libraries. You will then practice your skills by creating a network chat program from the ground up.

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Past Publications

The Complete Java 2 Certification Study Guide

July 1999, by Simon Roberts and Philip Heller

Sun Certified Enterprise Architecture
for J2EE Technology Study Guide

March 2002, by Mark Cade and Simon Roberts

Java 1.1 Developer's Handbook

March 1997, by Philip Heller, Simon Roberts et al.