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Difference between Java and Java 2?

 
Chris Stewart
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I just got back from Borders, looking for a Java book to learn from. I long time Java programmer I know recommended "Learn Java in 24 hours (or maybe it was 21 days)". I saw both books but they said Java 2, not just Java. Is there a difference between the two or what?
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Bosun Bello
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Make sure you buy a book that says Java 2. It's the latest version.

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Chris Stewart
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Ah! Thanks.
So is there any difference between the two?
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Martin Rennix
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Sun's numbering convention is confusing. Java 2 is the name for the current Java Platform.It covers all versions of the JDK (Java Development Kit) from v1.2 onwards. Versions of the the JDK prior to 1.2 (ie 1.0 and 1.1) are not Java 2.
Java 2 includes many new classes and language changes.
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Martin

 
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Well I picked up "Teach Yourself Java 2 in 21 Days" today. Great layout and easy read. I've done the first day and can't wait until tommorrow (trying to pace myself, I am a full time college student). I also created my first program. It's SO much easier than C/C++. The syntax is more logical.
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