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Thread: Good book for catching up to newer Java versions?

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    Default Good book for catching up to newer Java versions?

    Hi there, new to the forums.

    I've been reading through Head First Java, and it's been a great intro to Java so far. The only issue is that the book is quite outdated, and I'd like to know the latest versions of Java.

    Is there a book that I could get that would help me catch up on the newer versions once I'm done with Head First?

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

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    Default Re: Good book for catching up to newer Java versions?

    Java books are generally updated by authors after a period
    has passed since the latest Java release. Deitels 'Java How To Program'
    and "Introduction to Java Comprehensive Edition" are up to Version 7
    I believe. A good option is to look at some books on Amazon, they
    have listings about what versions the author(s) cover if they have a
    "look inside" option - which most books on Amazon now feature.

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    Default Re: Good book for catching up to newer Java versions?

    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.

    Catching up will occur naturally as you continue your studies beyond the book you currently have. Unless your book was written for a Java version before Java 1.4, it is still an important resource, and very little in the book (if any) will be obsolete. If the book was written for Java version 1.3 or previous, do yourself a favor and get a newer book. There are free ones available online that are more current.

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