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Sean Mack

Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 7
Hi All,

I have a quick question hopefully someone can help me with. I am embarking on the SCJD shortly and I have decided to use Java version 1.6. I have been looking at various resources and Andrew Monkhouse's book seems to come highly recommended. My question is, is it still applicable given it has been written for JDK 1.5 or is it now out of date? Do the assignments remain the same no matter which version of the JDK you use?

Thanks for any help in advance.

Sean Mack.
Frederic Thierry

Joined: Apr 16, 2006
Posts: 22
It is still highly applicable since there hasnt been any massive changes in Java 1.6 compared to 1.5 apart from the GUI framework side etc.... I will advice you to use Andrew's book since he covers important topics such as multithreading and especially locking.
Roberto Perillo

Joined: Dec 28, 2007
Posts: 2271

Howdy, Sean.

It certainly is still applicable, since it essentially gives many tips regarding how to develop the application, and how to deal with all this challenge. The JDK version is just a small detail for your project development
I also recommend it!

Cheers, Bob "John Lennon" Perillo
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Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Joined: Aug 26, 2006
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Applicable and recommended!

-Cameron McKenzie
Sean Mack

Joined: Oct 12, 2006
Posts: 7
Thanks a lot guys. Will be purchasing shortly.
I agree. Here's the link:
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