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hi, mr.Brett McLaughlin , is this another book for java5 new features book ? thank you !
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As far as I have seen & heard the book covers ONLY the new features of Java 1.5.
 
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Yeah, this is a book that focuses specifically on the new features of Tiger. Our newest version of Java in a Nutshell (out later this year, I believe, or early next year) will be -all- of Java, including older features.

But my book is an up-to-speed book -- it takes readers who already know Java and gets them up on Tiger quickly. Hope that helps answer your questions. Post back if not!

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Interesting approach. Do you go deep into the new features or is the book just an overview?
 
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I don't believe in overview books -- that just strikes me as a waste of time :-) To give you a good idea of what these books -are-, I'm actually going to paste in part of the series preface (which I actually wrote). It should answer your questions, and then some:

Notebooks Are...

Example-Driven Guides
Developer�s notebooks arebuilt entirely around example code. You�ll see code on nearly every page, and it�s code that does something�not trivial �Hello World!� programs that aren�t worth more than the paper they�re printed on.

Aimed at Developers
Ever read a book that seems to be aimed at pointy-haired bosses, filled with buzzwords, and feels more like a marketing manifesto than a programming text? We have too�and these books are the antithesis of that. In fact, a good notebook is incomprehensible to someone who can�t program (don�t say we didn�t warn you!), and that�s just the way it�s supposed to be. But for developers...it�s as good as it gets.

There's more, but that's the part that I think gets at your question.

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Originally posted by Brett McLaughlin:
In fact, a good notebook is incomprehensible to someone who can�t program (don�t say we didn�t warn you!), and that�s just the way it�s supposed to be. But for developers...it�s as good as it gets.


Then the book is aiming to the developers with the least beginning level of Java... Is it consciously considered as intermediate to advance level book? A small prerequisite on Java would be needed to read and understand the notes taken by the authors, isn't it? Thanks...
 
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