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Kris Reid
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I am doing the SCJD for Java 2 Platform

Is it legal to build & submit using JDK1.5?

I found a huge bug that I wasn't able to fix using JDK1.4.2
I have now installed JDK1.5 and the problem has disappered
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Yes, you can use J2SE 1.5.

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Kris Reid
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That is awesome news! I wasted 4 full days on that stupid bug!
At last I'm free
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Search this forum, you can find some people who worked and passed SCJD with Tiger.

Nick
 
Jeroen Wenting
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You may want to slip in some Tiger features though to give a reason beyond a suspected bug in the 1.4 runtime for using 1.5
 
Frans Janssen
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
You may want to slip in some Tiger features though to give a reason beyond a suspected bug in the 1.4 runtime for using 1.5


If it truly is a bug in the JDK, I think that that in itself is sufficient justification to move to another JDK.
Using the latest JDK does not need a justification anyway! But of course it is better to show off that you know how to use the new features where appropriate.

For the record, I used JDK 1.5.0 for my assignment. I used generics a lot throughout my code. I can imagine that using 1.5 and not using generics in colletions would look strange to an assessor.

Frans.
 
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By the way, if you intend to use Java 1.5 and want to learn about the new features, I can recommend the book Java 1.5 Tiger : A Developer's Notebook.

It explains to the point what the new features are and how to use them and doesn't waste any space on material that experienced Java programmer's are already familiar with.

Frans.
 
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