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Just Java 2, Sixth Edition, now 6 years old, isn't that a LONG time ago, in computing terms ?

William Peck
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Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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Just wondering about the book, in that it's 6 years old now, makes reference to Longhorn and such. I realize I'm just learning how to pick up and use a screwdriver and hammer, maybe a Phillips head and also needle nose-pliers, but what's the gap between this book and today's environment ?


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Katrina Owen
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It's a fair amount of time in programming terms, but it covers the basics that you need really well.

Many people on the cattle drive make do without it.
William Peck
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Katrina, thanks for the reply.

I have the book and am using it, just on Chapter 2, but was just wondering. It's a big help
Janeice DelVecchio
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I have a different Java text, and Head First Java and I get what I need for the cattle drive out of those (oh and the internet.... couldn't do without the Java tutorials, the API, and JavaRanch!)


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