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jaya balaji
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In the institute they have given me the notes for java 1.5 and they also say its been a short travel from 1.4 to 1.6(present) so soon.....then do i need to update each and every now and then.....or else i can just shift over the forth coming packages..............
Joe Harry
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Originally posted by jaya balaji:
In the institute they have given me the notes for java 1.5 and they also say its been a short travel from 1.4 to 1.6(present) so soon.....then do i need to update each and every now and then.....or else i can just shift over the forth coming packages..............


The basics are going to remain. New additions to new versions are always there and it is not only with Java...it is even with the inner garment that you wear...novelty is always there and without that there is no evolution.

So better get used to the basics and update yourself with the new features as and when they get released.


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Campbell Ritchie
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No complete language coverage

The main focus of this book is to convey object-oriented programming principles in general, not Java language details in particular. Students ... may be working as software professionals for the next 30 or 40 years ... the majority of their work will not be in Java.

D J Barnes, M Kölling Objects First with JAVA Harlow: Pearson/Prentice-Hall (2005) page xvi
You are trying as a student to learn the principles of programming, Jothi is quite right about the basics and keeping up with innovation.
[ June 20, 2008: Message edited by: Campbell Ritchie ]
Campbell Ritchie
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And we don't know what Java will look like in ten years' time. Actually there were major changes in the language between J1.4.2 and Java5.
jaya balaji
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Originally posted by Jothi Shankar Kumar Sankararaj:


The basics are going to remain. New additions to new versions are always there and it is not only with Java...it is even with the inner garment that you wear...novelty is always there and without that there is no evolution.

So better get used to the basics and update yourself with the new features as and when they get released.


ya i too agree...........but i dont think so that a major change would occur in a decade.........need some time.........right
Campbell Ritchie
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Originally posted by jaya balaji:
I dont think so that a major change would occur in a decade.........need some time.........right
It takes much less than a decade for major changes to occur.
Joe Harry
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Who knows....may be in a decade, it will all be Groovy code inside the JVM...
Campbell Ritchie
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Well, we now have a Groovy forum . . .

Who knows, in 10 years' time it will be Jaya Balaji and Jothi Shankar who decide which language we program in . . .
 
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