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J2SE JDK version for the test

 
ra yas
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Dear group,

I am j2SE 1.4 certified and I was wondering, does Sun expect code to be written using j2SE 5.0 for the developer exam? The book posted in this group "SCJD Exam with J2SE 5, Second Edition" gives that impression, or is it totally dependent on the developer as long as they meet the requirements set by the programming exercise,

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Marcelo Ortega
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or is it totally dependent on the developer as long as they meet the requirements set by the programming exercise,


Bingo!

Just don't forget the 18 month rule found on the specs.
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Hi Ra,

You may still use JDK 1.4 to compile and test your code as long as you submit your code before March 29 2006.

After March 29 2006 your application "must have been tested and shown to work" under JDK 5. So you still wont need to use JDK 5 features as long as you meet that requirement. In fact, theoretically you could develop your project and only use JDK 1.2 features if you wanted to (but why would you want to limit yourself).

Of course, 18 months after JDK 6 comes out you must compile and test your code under JDK 6, and so on.

My book is designed to help candidates with the assignment, and introduce the JDK 5 features at the same time - there are some very nice features in JDK 5 that will make development easier. I personally believe that the SCJD assignment can be used as a learning exercise, so I strongly recommend you look at learning the features of JDK 5 while working on the assignment. But it is not compulsory.

Regards, Andrew
 
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