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Kevin Florish
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Hi Cay good luck with the book.

I haven't even looked at java SE7 yet, can I jump from version 6 straight into 8?

Thanks Kevin.
 
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You can certainly jump from Java 6 to Java 8. I expected that there are a good many people who didn't pay much attention to Java 7 when they had no use for "switch with strings" and "binary literals". For that reason, I added a chapter "Java 7 Features that You May Have Missed" to the book.

It covers try-with-resources, working with files in NIO2, and a few miscellaneous changes. (Did you know that +1.0 has always been a valid floating-point number, but until Java 7, +1 was not a valid integer when reading it from a string?)

Cheers,

Cay
 
Kevin Florish
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Cay Horstmann wrote:(Did you know that +1.0 has always been a valid floating-point number, but until Java 7, +1 was not a valid integer when reading it from a string?)


I was unaware of this Cay and thanks for the reply, it's good to know I haven't missed too much in java SE7
 
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Hi guy, can SE 8 automatically override SE 7 during installation? I'm using windows 8. Again, what's the major difference between SE 7 and 8? Thanks
 
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Joe Don wrote:Hi guy, can SE 8 automatically override SE 7 during installation?

As far as I know, when you install a major new version of Java, it will not automatically overwrite the older version, it will just install into another directory. It's possible to have multiple versions of Java installed. If you just want Java 8 and not Java 7, then uninstall Java 7 first.

Joe Don wrote:I'm using windows 8. Again, what's the major difference between SE 7 and 8? Thanks

See What's New in JDK 8 from Oracle's Java SE 8 documentation.
 
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You can have many different versions of Java® and change them quickly by resetting your PATH, possibly with the set PATH instruction. I recommend you try that.
 
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You can have many different versions of Java

Depends on the OS. On Windows, yes. On OS X, no. (Just saying, before anyone takes it out of the context of this thread.)
 
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You can on Linux, too.
 
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