August 3, 2004
Keeping Up with the Java Joneses
What's new? That's a loaded question. Back in the days of Java 1.0 and 1.1, a Java geek could comfortably claim to "know all about Java." By the time of 1.2, that claim was manifest nonsense. By the time of 1.3 or 1.4, James Gosling started recommending other Java books that he wished he'd seen years earlier. Now that 1.5 is here, if someone says they know all about Java, forget it.