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java 6 vs java 5

uzochukwu okeafor
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Joined: Feb 12, 2008
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i took the scjp 5.0 on february 13 and passed with 91%
i'm hoping to take the scjd exam soon.but i'm confused about books to buy. most advanced java books have titles for java 6. can books on jdk 6 help me prepare for scjd 5 since scjd 6 is not available yet.
Alex Belisle Turcot
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Joined: Apr 26, 2005
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Originally posted by uzochukwu okeafor:
i took the scjp 5.0 on february 13 and passed with 91%
i'm hoping to take the scjd exam soon.but i'm confused about books to buy. most advanced java books have titles for java 6. can books on jdk 6 help me prepare for scjd 5 since scjd 6 is not available yet.


Hi,

I'm pretty sure Java 6 is available , I personally did SCJD with JDK6 Update 3.

I think Java 6 is now at update 5: http://java.sun.com/javase/downloads/index.jsp
To see all previous versions: http://java.sun.com/products/archive/

Also, the SCJD has the following requirement:

Throughout this exercise, you must use exclusively the Java 2 platform. You may develop your code using any implementation of the Java 2 platform, but the submission that you return must have been tested and shown to work under a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission.


To me, it looks like Java 5 might be obsolete by the time you submit.
I would personally simply take the latest JDK update available, simply to be compatible for the long run.

Regards,
Alex

[ March 08, 2008: Message edited by: Alex Belisle Turcot ]
[ March 08, 2008: Message edited by: Alex Belisle Turcot ]
 
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