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Max Bean
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Thnx God for providing a good communication like javaranch for this world.

Some Java veterans said to me why didn't I move to SCJP5.0 instead of prepared for the 1.4.

Do I need to throw away the old version of Head First Java and then run to buy the new version? (I just finish the chapter 7 of the old version !!!)

Can 1.4 and 5.0 be studied in parallel?

Is it a good plan to read it until the end and pass the 1.4 exam before looking forward to any thing else(including 5.0 exam)?


I hope your good opinions can make me set my definite direction in Java. :-)
 
Justin Fox
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im not trully sure, but i believe the new java (5.0) will just have more

classes, and more, different, methods...

i have a even better question, how crutial is is for me as a undergraduate

to learn C or C++?

i dont mean to use your post to ask my question but ive been thinking

about it a lot...
 
M Anderson
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Can 1.4 and 5.0 be studied in parallel?

Is it a good plan to read it until the end and pass the 1.4 exam before looking forward to any thing else(including 5.0 exam)?



Absolutley. Since you're just now learning java, get the basics down first. Once you understand basic syntax, objects, maybe, java collections, etc, then go back and see what's new in 1.5.


i have a even better question, how crutial is is for me as a undergraduate

to learn C or C++?


I don't think its 'crucial', but gaining the knowledge base of C or C++ coding will give you a good frame of reference for understanding how Java works. If you have an opportunity to take a C++ class, I'd say do it. I began my career as a C++ programmer, and learning Java later was really easy given my C++ background (however brief). Specifically, you'll be better to understand how Java manages memory and why things work they do ('simulated pass by reference' -- what the heck does that mean, anyway?).

Just my $.02.
 
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