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Hi,

My Java skills are several versions out of date. How appropriate is this book for someone who wants to just get up to date with the latest Java ?
I noticed you mentioned that you combined two Java 11 OCP books into one. Awesome!
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If you're familiar with Java, aka you've used it at work, but your skills are out of date, then you're probably the best candidate to study for the cert.  It teaches you all the newer stuff you need to know, while also covering a lot of the existing material.  It also teaches you subtle changes to existing material such as switch statements can use comma's to separate values.. or non-static classes can now include static members.
 
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Thanks Scott.
That is my situation . I work on a legacy system that gets more dated by the day.
There has been a reluctance by management to update it.
 
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One thing you should always remember as a developer... your experience doesn't have to match your employer's tech stack.  You can study technologies well outside your companies tech stock, attend conferences, join local Java User Groups (JUGs), join open source projects, and more.  Once you realize this, you can grow a lot more as a developer.  It's about having a career in software being larger than just being an employee of a company.

Of course, it also helps to try to encourage your organization to move toward more standard-based modern technologies.  Companies that stay on old technologies forever tend to be unfun places to work after awhile.
 
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That's a good point.
thanks.
 
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