Jaikishan Balakumar thinks this is interesting: Instances of the Class class represent a Java data type, and contain metadata about the type that is referred to. From 2. Java Syntax from the Ground Up from Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by David Flanagan, Benjamin J Evans Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. Released: October 2014 Note Primarily used for reflection Share this highlight http://learning.oreilly.com/a/java-in-a/36543/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.