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Roel De Nijs
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Hi all,

What's a good book to learn the new features in Java Tiger (Java 5.0) ?

I am already SCJP 1.4 so i know the basics of Java, just looking for a good book with the new features explained

Looking to hear your experiences on this

Thanks
 
Vinnie Jenks
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Core Java I & II were really good, IMO.
 
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Vinnie Jenks writes:
Core Java I & II were really good, IMO.

I presume you mean Horstmann and Cornell? I have a copy at my elbow as I write. That is Cay Horstmann, Gary Cornell, Core Java 2, [Volume I-fundamentals and Volume II-advanced features] Sun Microsystems Press [Prentice-Hall] Santa Clara, 2005, [I think] US$49.99 per volume, but I managed to get them for less on the web.
In UK try the Computer Manuals website or (same company).

I would agree it is a good book (or pair of books), which are designed for people who have programmed a lot already, and are therefore quite advanced and totally unsuitable for beginners. Particularly they take it for granted that their readers understand the object-orientation paradigm. No CD with the book, but the code they mention can all be downloaded from their website. Definitely updated for J5.0.

There are others; at College we were recommended Liang, D (2004) Introduction to Java Programming, Comprehensive (International Edition) 5th Edition, Prentice Hall, but I have never used it.


I edited this post to correct a few spelling errors.
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[ November 26, 2005: Message edited by: Campbell Ritchie ]
 
Renato Losio
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> What's a good book to learn the new features in Java Tiger (Java 5.0) ?

"Java 1.5 Tiger: A Developer's Notebook" by Brett McLaughlin is really nice and not too long. Good book to learn quickly what's new in Java 5.

Cheers,

R
 
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If you already know 1.4 I would start here: http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/relnotes/features.html
If you follow the links, Sun has quite a few articles on 5's new features.
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