Troubleshooting NullPointerException

Q

What is NullPointerException and how to handle it?

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A

When an object is not initialized, the default value is null. When the following things happen, the NullPointerException is thrown:

  • Calling the instance method of a null object.
  • Accessing or modifying the field of a null object.
  • Taking the length of a null as if it were an array.
  • Accessing or modifying the slots of null as if it were an array.
  • Throwing null as if it were a Throwable value.

The NullPointerException is a runtime exception. The best practice is to catch such exception even if it is not required by language design.

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