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Hello Ranchers!
I wanted to know whether the API documentation for Java 7 is suitable for me, if I am studying Java 5, for using the API as a reference, or, do I need to download the API for Java 5 only...
I already have the jdk- jdk1.7.0_05 in my computer (but, there's no docs folder in it).
 
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Why are yout studying Java 5, an old version that isn't even officially supported by Oracle anymore - why not study the current version, Java 7?

You can use the API documentation for Java 7, but be aware that there are new things that are not in Java 5. Java 7 is compatible with previous versions.
 
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Would you read* the users manual for an iPhone 5 if you own an iPhone 2?

Yes, a lot of it would apply, but a lot wouldn't. So if all you have is the newest API, it's better than nothing, but it isn't ideal.





*yes, i know geeks don't read manuals at all...
 
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Jesper de Jong wrote:Why are yout studying Java 5, an old version that isn't even officially supported by Oracle anymore - why not study the current version, Java 7?

You can use the API documentation for Java 7, but be aware that there are new things that are not in Java 5. Java 7 is compatible with previous versions.

Hi, Jesper de Jong! Thanks!
I was studying Java 5 because, actually, I had the Head First Java book that covers Java 5, and my friend told me that Java 7 is difficult than Java 5. IS IT TRUE REALLY?
My aim is to get Oracle certification in Java.
But, yes! By reading your post, I am actually thinking why not read Java 7 instead...! Can you please help me by telling me some useful books for studying Java 7. I think that after reading a book for Java 7, I will study Study Guide for Java 7 by K&B and prepare for the exam.
I have one another question too. I wanted to know whether studying only the Study Guide for Java 7 will get me prepared for the exam, because now I am just only studying the building blocks of Java (from Head First Java), and do not know the further topics.
But,
THANKS TRULY FOR MAKING ME THINKING ABOUT STUDYING JAVA 7!
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:Would you read* the users manual for an iPhone 5 if you own an iPhone 2?

Yes, a lot of it would apply, but a lot wouldn't. So if all you have is the newest API, it's better than nothing, but it isn't ideal.


Hi! Its a nice example you gave, thanks!
 
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