Java 2 book, is it outdated?
I have this book that covers JDK 1.2.1 from about 10 years back in 2001/2002 when I studied Java at a university. I quickly disbanded the language for being too slow, but now I'm thinking about trying it again, perhaps make something for my android phone.
My question is this:
My book is JAVA How To Program - 3rd Edition, by Deitel & Deitel.
Here is a random link from google to it:
9780130125071: Java How to Program: How to Program - AbeBooks - Deitel, Harvey;Deitel, Paul J.;Deitel, Paul: 0130125075
Has too much changed in the latest JDK 6? Or does the book still teach me what I need to know about Java in general in order to use JDK 6 properly. OR, should I invest in the latest edition of the book? I'm thinking of main things, like syntax, use of libraries, many new functions? etc.
I like learning from books, I find them more structured and easy on the eyes, opposed to scattered information on the Internet and continuous searching instead of easy indexing of information.
I know I'll need additional knowledge for googles API in order to develop for android, but I'll look at that after I've brushed up on my generic Java skills.