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New to Java. Just purchased kathy sierra's HEAD FIRST JAVA, 2nd edition.

tim mills
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Got the book, which was highly recommended, but it covers java 5. I'm a beginner; is it of any use? Any help is appreciated
Bear Bibeault
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What has this to do with Java FX? Or did you just post in the wrong forum?

Assuming the latter, the Head First series is generally hailed as exemplary. The changes from Java 5 to 6 are minimal and can be looked up once you've grasped the basics.


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tim mills
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tim mills wrote:Got the book, which was highly recommended, but it covers java 5. I'm a beginner; is it of any use? Any help is appreciated


Didn't know if Java FX was the right topic match. Apparently is not. Many Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Devaka Cooray
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Moving this to BJ as this has nothing to do with JavaFX.


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James E Baker
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tim mills wrote:Got the book, which was highly recommended, but it covers java 5. I'm a beginner; is it of any use? Any help is appreciated


Yes. It is definitely of use. If you have no experience with Java and are starting with the basics, there is little (if any) difference.
Benjamin Thvedt
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Just got the book myself, I have java 7, worked through the first couple chapters. Pretty good stuff imo, everything works.
 
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