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I have 2 books for 2006 when I programmed java. I have been doing c# since and I'm preparing to take a java cert and I need to brush up on just learning the language a little. I have Katherine's cert book. Can I use an a
Old book from 2006 and not much has changed or get a new one.

I don't need to learn design patterns just the language and it seems most book teach to program and not just the language.

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Nick,
You'll need to supplement the old book to learn about the new features in Java 5 and 7. (There were a number of syntax additions in those too versions, which is why I didn't mention Java 6.) If you want a book, you could read O'Reilly's Java Developers Notebook for 1.5 and Packt's New Features in Java 7. Or read about the features online - you'll at least get the most frequently used ones this way.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Nick,
You'll need to supplement the old book to learn about the new features in Java 5 and 7. (There were a number of syntax additions in those too versions, which is why I didn't mention Java 6.) If you want a book, you could read O'Reilly's Java Developers Notebook for 1.5 and Packt's New Features in Java 7. Or read about the features online - you'll at least get the most frequently used ones this way.



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