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Anthony Karta
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I'm going to start working as Java Programmer. should I worry much about Java 5?
what are the main changes in Java 5?
are I/0, String, XML and other basic classes affected?
and wonder if books for Java 2 v1.4 still worth to read?

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Ko Ko Naing
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You can see the main changes in this thread, where Mr.Herbert listed the TOC of the book and they are the new features available in the new version of Java...

But if you are just going to learn the basic Java, you won't need to learn the new things in the new Java first... Try to catch up the logic of Java and later you may go for the tremendous features of the new Java....
[ August 26, 2004: Message edited by: Ko Ko Naing ]
 
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I'm going to start working as Java Programmer. should I worry much about Java 5?

Not much right away, unless your new job is something that uses 5.0, which is unlikely at this point. You might want to ask someone at your new job if it's likely they'll be using 5.0 soon. Depending on the job, some may adopt it right away, while others will wait - perhaps out of necessity. If you're in a J2EE environment, then probably you won't be affected until the J2EE provider supports the new language version.

However, within the next few years, you'll definitely be affected, and it can't hurt to start now.

what are the main changes in Java 5?
are I/0, String, XML and other basic classes affected?


Answered many places already. here is a good list.

and wonder if books for Java 2 v1.4 still worth to read?

Books using 1.4 are still useful, sure. You'll miss some stuff, and eventually you will need to update to 1.5. (Herb's book is very good for people who know 1.4 and just need the new stuff.) However for any book you're considering, check to see if there's a newer version available.
 
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