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No Java Annotations in Java 5 K&B book?

Darya Akbari
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Hi Bert,

I'm new to Java 5's Annotation and wonder why I can't find anything about it in your book:

SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 5 Study Guide

Isn't that a real Java 5 topic?

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Darya


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Christophe Verré
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I don't think that Annotation is a topic at the SCJP, and this book is aimed at SCJP.


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Darya Akbari
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Hi Satou,

you may be right, I haven't read the SCJP 5 exam objectives. However I wonder that Annotations is neither a topic in SCJP 5 nor in the K&B book.

Annotations is one of the big changes that make up Java 5 at all. The K&B book has no single word on it. I'd expected at least one word why it's not covered in the book or why the exam does not cover it.

Maybe Bert has some hints why it dropped off.

Regards,
Darya
Darya Akbari
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Are there no more hints, why Annotations has not become an issue for SCJP 5 ?
Bert Bates
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Hi Darya -

I agree that it's a big topic in the world of Java, but the team that created the SCJP 5 exam felt that it was beyond the scope of the exam. In general, we try to keep our books as focused as possible, so we seldom mention topics that are out of scope. In fact, back in the months before the K&B 5 book was published, we spent some time scrunching the book down because it was a few pages too long.

If you decide that the new SCBCD exam fits into your career path, you will see that annotations play a significant role in that exam.

Bert


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