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What does it mean that a method or field is "static"?
What does it mean that a method or field is "static"? Static variables and methods are instantiated only once per class. In other words they are class variables, not instance variables. If you change the value of a static variable in a particular object, the value of that variable changes for all in...
2013-06-20, 1868👍, 0💬

What are some alternatives to inheritance?
What are some alternatives to inheritance? Delegation is an alternative to inheritance. Delegation means that you include an instance of another class as an instance variable, and forward messages to the instance. It is often safer than inheritance because it forces you to think about each message y...
2013-06-19, 1778👍, 0💬

What modifiers are allowed for methods in an Interface?
What modifiers are allowed for methods in an Interface? Only public and abstract modifiers are allowed for methods in interfaces.
2013-06-19, 1737👍, 0💬

What is Externalizable?
What is Externalizable? Externalizable is an Interface that extends Serializable Interface. And sends data into Streams in Compressed Format. It has two methods, writeExternal(ObjectOuput out) and readExternal(ObjectInput in)
2013-06-18, 1729👍, 0💬

What are synchronized methods and synchronized statements?
What are synchronized methods and synchronized statements? Synchronized methods are methods that are used to control access to an object. A thread only executes a synchronized method after it has acquired the lock for the method's object or class. Synchronized statements are similar to synchronized ...
2013-06-18, 1702👍, 0💬

What method must be implemented by all threads?
What method must be implemented by all threads? All tasks must implement the run() method, whether they are a subclass of Thread or implement the Runnable interface.
2013-06-17, 1880👍, 0💬

Can an unreachable object become reachable again?
Can an unreachable object become reachable again? An unreachable object may become reachable again. This can happen when the object's finalize() method is invoked and the object performs an operation which causes it to become accessible to reachable objects.
2013-06-17, 1701👍, 0💬

How does a try statement determine which catch clause should be used to handle an exception?
How does a try statement determine which catch clause should be used to handle an exception? When an exception is thrown within the body of a try statement, the catch clauses of the try statement are examined in the order in which they appear. The first catch clause that is capable of handling the e...
2013-06-15, 1680👍, 0💬

What are the steps in the JDBC connection?
What are the steps in the JDBC connection? While making a JDBC connection we go through the following steps : Step 1 : Register the database driver by using : Class.forName(" driver classs for that specific database" ); Step 2 : Now create a database connection using : Connection con = DriverManager...
2013-06-15, 1707👍, 0💬

Can applets communicate with each other?
Can applets communicate with each other? At this point in time applets may communicate with other applets running in the same virtual machine. If the applets are of the same class, they can communicate via shared static variables. If the applets are of different classes, then each will need a refere...
2013-06-14, 1786👍, 0💬

What is daemon thread and which method is used to create the daemon thread?
What is daemon thread and which method is used to create the daemon thread? Daemon thread is a low priority thread which runs intermittently in the back ground doing the garbage collection operation for the java runtime system. setDaemon method is used to create a daemon thread.
2013-06-14, 2088👍, 0💬

What are synchronized methods and synchronized statements?
What are synchronized methods and synchronized statements? Synchronized methods are methods that are used to control access to an object. A thread only executes a synchronized method after it has acquired the lock for the method's object or class. Synchronized statements are similar to synchronized ...
2013-06-13, 1686👍, 0💬

How are this() and super() used with constructors?
How are this() and super() used with constructors? This() is used to invoke a constructor of the same class. super() is used to invoke a superclass constructor.
2013-06-13, 1695👍, 0💬

WWhat is the difference between static and non-static variables?
WWhat is the difference between static and non-static variables? A static variable is associated with the class as a whole rather than with specific instances of a class. Non-static variables take on unique values with each object instance.
2013-06-12, 1740👍, 0💬

What is the difference between a while statement and a do statement?
What is the difference between a while statement and a do statement? A while statement checks at the beginning of a loop to see whether the next loop iteration should occur. A do statement checks at the end of a loop to see whether the next iteration of a loop should occur. The do statement will alw...
2013-06-12, 1687👍, 0💬

What is the Locale class?
What is the Locale class? The Locale class is used to tailor program output to the conventions of a particular geographic, political, or cultural region.
2013-06-11, 1841👍, 0💬

What is the purpose of finalization?
What is the purpose of finalization? The purpose of finalization is to give an unreachable object the opportunity to perform any cleanup processing before the object is garbage collected.
2013-06-11, 1755👍, 0💬

When a thread is created and started, what is its initial state?
When a thread is created and started, what is its initial state? A thread is in the ready state after it has been created and started.
2013-06-07, 2151👍, 0💬

What is the difference between preemptive scheduling and time slicing?
What is the difference between preemptive scheduling and time slicing? Under preemptive scheduling, the highest priority task executes until it enters the waiting or dead states or a higher priority task comes into existence. Under time slicing, a task executes for a predefined slice of time and the...
2013-06-07, 1754👍, 0💬

Does garbage collection guarantee that a program will not run out of memory?
Does garbage collection guarantee that a program will not run out of memory? Garbage collection does not guarantee that a program will not run out of memory. It is possible for programs to use up memory resources faster than they are garbage collected. It is also possible for programs to create obje...
2013-06-06, 1802👍, 0💬

How does Java handle integer overflows and underflows?
How does Java handle integer overflows and underflows? It uses those low order bytes of the result that can fit into the size of the type allowed by the operation.
2013-06-06, 2433👍, 0💬

What is synchronization and why is it important?
What is synchronization and why is it important? With respect to multithreading, synchronization is the capability to control the access of multiple threads to shared resources. Without synchronization, it is possible for one thread to modify a shared object while another thread is in the process of...
2013-06-05, 1769👍, 0💬

How are Observer and Observable used?
How are Observer and Observable used? Objects that subclass the Observable class maintain a list of observers. When an Observable object is updated it invokes the update() method of each of its observers to notify the observers that it has changed state. The Observer interface is implemented by obje...
2013-06-05, 1793👍, 0💬

If I write System.exit (0); at the end of the try block, will the finally block still execute?
If I write System.exit (0); at the end of the try block, will the finally block still execute? No in this case the finally block will not execute because when you say System.exit (0); the control immediately goes out of the program, and thus finally never executes.
2013-06-04, 3356👍, 0💬

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