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Nicholas Carrier
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I'm relatively novice to the whole java programming community, and I searched for it in the search feature, but I wasn't able to find the answer to my question, so I'm sorry if this is duplicate, as I'm almost positive that it must be.

Where can I find the 1.5 SDK. I have the 1.4.2 sdk but I just recently bought a book "Head First Java Second Edition" and in 1.5 they have the enhanced for loop, but I can't use it because it is new to the new release. If someone could provide me with a link, so I can move foward in this book, and so I can learn the new features that'd be great.

Thanks for all your help, I look foward to participating in this forum as I go.

edit: I also checked out the run your first program in the FAQ list just in case, but it brought me to 1.4.2 as well.
[ April 14, 2005: Message edited by: Nicholas Carrier ]

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Carol Enderlin
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First google hit I got on "java 1.5 SDK" is Download Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0.
Nicholas Carrier
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This is probably a stupid question, but that says jdk, not sdk, so are they the same thing?

edit: does SDK = Standard Development kit, or Sun Development kit, and has Sun not realeased a DK, or is there not an Standard established yet?
[ April 14, 2005: Message edited by: Nicholas Carrier ]
Layne Lund
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Sun can't seem to make up their mind. SDK stands for Software Development Kit and JDK stands for Java Development Kit. The term SDK is used in a more general way since there are SDKs for many platforms (i.e. Palm SDK, Windows SDK, etc.) Since this is a Java website, we usually assume SDK refers to the Java SDK. I think with the release of Java 1.0, Sun originally used JDK. But when they released Java 1.2 (Or was it 1.3? I forget which) they decided to use "Java SDK" instead. Then with Java 1.5, they went back to JDK.

This is only one of the confusing naming conventions that Sun has come up with. You shouldn't worry about it too much. So in short, JDK and SDK mean the same thing (at least in this context).


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Nicholas Carrier
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thank you very much
I agree. Here's the link:
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