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is it ok to use java 8 and learn from java 5 book?

 
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Hi there,
i am starting with head first java 2nd edition which covers java 5. but i have installed latest java in my system, which is java 8 from java.sun.com.
is it ok to use java 8 and learn from java 5 book???
anyone help will be great.
thanks
 
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Yes Java is backwards compatible so everything in the book will work using Java 8. The only thing you will miss out on is features added since Java 5 but I wouldn't worry about that at this stage.
 
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ok thanks.
so that means i can also use java se 8 API, which is the latest?

another thing is, i need to know basic structure for java, basic variables types like integers etc. everything which is required for learning at beginning stage as i cannot see in head first for java 5 book. could i get this online???
thanks
 
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The Java Tutorials are a great source of information.
 
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thanks
i will check it
 
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