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Brian O'Shea
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Hi Cay,

Best of luck with the book.

Who is your target audience for the books? Should the reader have a good understanding of Java already, SE and EE?

Regards,

Brian
 
Cay Horstmann
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The book assumes that the reader knows at least Java SE 5 at a professional level. There is no coverage of Java EE.

Later, I will revise Core Java to cover Java 8, and that will not require prior knowledge of Java.

Cheers,

Cay
 
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Would you say that a person who currently works with Java 4 and has some knowledge of Java 5 (but does not use it daily) would need a more basic book, or would you expect that person to also benefit from this new book?
 
Cay Horstmann
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The book certainly assumes familiarity with generic types, like Comparable<String> or List<Locale>. If you aren't familiar with generics, you should first brush up on those. The streams library is going to be pretty incomprehensible otherwise.

Cheers,

Cay
 
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