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The Java® Tutorial: A Short Course on the Basics, Fifth Edition by Raymond Gallardo, Sowmya Kannan, Sharon Biocca Zakhour

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4. Classes and Objects

With the knowledge you now have of the basics of the Java programming language, you can learn to write your own classes. In this chapter, you will find information about defining your own classes, including declaring member variables, methods, and constructors. You will learn to use your classes to create objects and how to use the objects you create. This chapter also covers nesting classes within other classes, enumerations, and annotations.

The first section shows you the anatomy of a class and how to declare fields, methods, and constructors. The second section covers creating and using objects. You will learn how to instantiate ...

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