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Difference between Java SE and Core Java

meeta gaur
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Hi
What is the difference between Java SE and Core Java ?


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Stephan van Hulst
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Java SE means Java Second Edition. It is the software platform required to run basic Java programs. I don't think core Java is well established terminology. You could call it an umbrella term for all the knowledge required for a programmer to make decent basic Java programs.
meeta gaur
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java 7 is in market.i couldn't figure out, why they write Java SE 7 ? it is java 2nd edition or java 7th edition ?
Mansukhdeep Thind
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Stephan van Hulst wrote:Java SE means Java Second Edition. It is the software platform required to run basic Java programs. I don't think core Java is well established terminology. You could call it an umbrella term for all the knowledge required for a programmer to make decent basic Java programs.


It is not Second edition but standard edition. You may want to read the version history of "Oak" here Version history of Java


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Campbell Ritchie
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There is nothing like an informative subject line. And that was nothing like an informative subject line.
Mansukhdeep Thind
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:There is nothing like an informative subject line. And that was nothing like an informative subject line.


Looking at your play on words Ritchie , I would have to guess that you come from one of the countries in UK(England/Scotland maybe). Americans do not write this way. Nicely put.
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Mansukhdeep Thind wrote:It is not Second edition but standard edition. You may want to read the version history of "Oak" here Version history of Java


Oops, you're correct! For some reason I always had Second edition stuck in my head.

And if memory serves, I believe Campbell is Canadian, or at least spent a portion of his life in Canada?
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I have spent a portion of my life in Canada. About two hours at 30000 feet, never actually setting foot on the ground, however
Campbell Ritchie
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And that wordplya is very old‑fashioned where I come from.
Mansukhdeep Thind
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:I have spent a portion of my life in Canada. About two hours at 30000 feet, never actually setting foot on the ground, however


You got Stephen man.
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