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Question about SCJD and Java 2 Platform

Shahriar Husain
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Joined: Aug 09, 2009
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Hi

Can someone please advise me and clear my confusion.

Is this correct that the current Java Platform is Java 2 and all releases including Java 1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 belongs to the Java 2 Platform ?


My SCJD assignment spec says :
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a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission.



Is it ok if I use JDK6 Update 16 (The latest release) for developing the assignment application?

Please advise me.

Thanks in advance.

K. Tsang
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Joined: Sep 13, 2007
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Hi there, the answer to your question is yes "Java 2" is like a umbrella name. Java 2 is really JDK 1.2 and then 1.3 and 1.4 and now 1.5 is Java 5 and 1.6 is Java 6.

For SCJD, you can only use Java 5 or 6 because versions prior to 1.4 are retired.


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Gert-Jan den Besten
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... and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission.

AFAIK Java 6 was introduced in 2006. This means you'll have to use Java 6, because it has superseded Java 5 for more than 18 months.


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Anne Crace
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Joined: Aug 29, 2005
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AFAIK Java 6 was introduced in 2006. This means you'll have to use Java 6, because it has superseded Java 5 for more than 18 months.

I had suspected this as well. I'm using 6. Shouldn't cause any problems whatsoever. I started mine with 5.


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Roel De Nijs
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Just use the latest version of JDK 6.

I think for this assignment no changes are needed when you switch from Java 5 to Java 6, because only a few minor changes are made. If you have to change from Java 1.4 to Java 6 (or 6) you will have a whole lot to do

Kind regards,
Roel

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Shahriar Husain
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Joined: Aug 09, 2009
Posts: 24
Thank you K.Tsang, Gert-Jan den Besten, Anne Crace and Roel De Nijs.

Very happy to have my confusions cleared

I think the namings are a bit inconsistent, possibly there is some good reason behind this.

Thank you all.

Best Regards.
 
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