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Java 7 Beginner's Tutorial Question for Budi

 
Sathish Kumar Selvaraju
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Hello Budi,

Hope you are doing well.

I have completed my Computer Science Engineering degree and have been in Software Testing (Manual Tester) for the past 2 years. During my college I had a profund interest for programming, but couldn't get into a Development role (not able to convince my superiors as a fresher )...

Now I am trying to acquaint myself with Java... I need a basic book that dwells on key basic concepts and help me grow to at least an intermediate average level...

Now that I am from a Testing background, will I find it hard to understand the concepts? I am planning to do a detailed time taken study on the Java language...

Thanks for your reply...
 
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Being from a testing background shouldnt really impact your Java learning.
 
Sathish Kumar Selvaraju
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Mohammed - thanks for the reply

When I was in college, I was taught Java version number 4 (year - 2006). So will there be any drastic changes in Java version number 7? I mean the language writing itself. Wouldn't be good for me to go learn Java version number 5 first?

Just wondering how this Java 7 book will help me if am not good with prior versions (and that too not in development like you guys )
 
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You can start learning with Java 7 book beginner book as it will cover all the language features, even those which have been added in Java 5 and later versions.

I think Generics was some thing new in Java 5, apart from new API. Though I dont know the exact changes. Otherwise I dont think there are any drastic changes which will make you feel alienated to Java now.

For the last part:
Just wondering how this Java 7 book will help me if am not good with prior versions (and that too not in development like you guys )

I am not sure about the contents of the book, but am sure it would be written with a perspective that the reader is beginner in Java.
 
Sathish Kumar Selvaraju
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Thanks Mohammed - Hopefully Budi has written the book in a beginner's view
 
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Sathish Kumar Selvaraju wrote:. . . Java version number 4 (year - 2006). So will there be any drastic changes in Java version number 7? . . .
Yes, there have been major changes. The largest changes probably occurred in 2004, when Java5 was introduced. You would appear to have been taught an out-of-date version.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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