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Thread: Starting Java 5 and 6 and JEE 5 (book question)

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    Hello, I'm going to start learning java in college the next year, I'm really bad at the moment economically and can't afford any book, I just have one to learn programming Java for beginners and it covers Java5, Java6 and JEE5...

    I was more oriented to webdesign, html and css for example, changes constantly and some code is being deprecated and falls into disuse from version to version..., I don't really know if Java is the same, but I know that It exists java 7 and 8, and I don't really want to learn something deprecated...

    So my question is, it's good to learn from this book, java5, java6 and JEE5? or it's deprecated and most of the things doesn't work at the moment? (I'm really new to this...)
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    Default Re: Starting Java 5 and 6 and JEE 5 (book question)

    Since java should be fully backwards compatible all java code written for Java5 and Java6 should still work fine today.
    But of course you will be missing out on some rather nice features. By the way, there are so many online tutorials for java, and all the documentation is free as well, that you should be able to learn java7 and java8 without a book after you learned the basics.
    The basics are always the same, newer java versions only introduce little shortcuts and new standard classes. If you learn the basics with the older books and then read online tutorials for the new functionality you should be allright.

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    Default Re: Starting Java 5 and 6 and JEE 5 (book question)

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

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    Default Re: Starting Java 5 and 6 and JEE 5 (book question)

    Thanks for the welcome and the answers, Well.. perhaps I coul learn from the book Java 5 & 6 and after that, knowing the basics and some more advanced level, I could learn the new features in college right?

    (I was not worried about missing the new features, I was worried in using deprecated and obsolete code or "forbidden code", like in web dev., transitions from html with tables to html with divs....)

    Also I have another question... I'm going to a course in college oriented for the web, I'll learn Html, mysql, css, javascript, json etc.. etc.., and for scripting language I'll be learning php, what I don't understand is why I'll learn java at the same time of php, is there any whay to combine php with java in the web?

    Thank you very much...

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    Thank you very much for the answer

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    Default Re: Starting Java 5 and 6 and JEE 5 (book question)

    There is more to programming then websites, its always useful to know how to program regular desktop applications as well.
    Having said that, java is also very very important for developing websites.

    In network communication there is always 2 sides, the server and the client. The server holds the website and does management work on the background, the client displays the fancy stuff and does some additional error checking. php, javascript, ruby, etc are scripting languages that are using on the client side.
    However, on the server side you usually use java as the de-facto standard for programming servers. You could potentially use php for that too but its too slow and not efficient enough to run a more complex server.

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    There is no completely deprecated code in most of the standard classes. Some of the GUI libraries, like Swing, have deprecated classes and methods, but most of the more prominent classes had little changes throughout the years.

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    Default Re: Starting Java 5 and 6 and JEE 5 (book question)

    So thank you one more time for helping me with my doubts, I know understand why to combine both and why the course I'll take teaches these two languages.

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