Introduction to Objects

  • Noel Kalicharan
Chapter

Abstract

In this chapter, we will explain the following:
  • What is a class, an object, a field, and a method

  • That an object variable does not hold an object but, rather, a pointer (or reference) to where the object is actually located

  • The distinction between a class variable (also called a static variable) and an instance variable (also called a non-static variable)

  • The distinction between a class method (also called a static method) and an instance method (also called a non-static method)

  • What the access modifiers public, private, and protected mean

  • What is meant by information hiding

  • How to refer to class and instance variables

  • How to initialize class and instance variables

  • What is a constructor and how to write one

  • What is meant by overloading

  • What is meant by data encapsulation

  • How to write accessor and mutator methods

  • How to print an object’s data in various ways

  • Why the tostring() method is special in Java

  • What happens when we assign an object variable to another

  • What it means to compare one object variable with another

  • How to compare the contents of two objects

  • How a function can return more than one value using an object

Keywords

Assure Sorting Encapsulation Nirvan 

Copyright information

© Noel Kalicharan 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Noel Kalicharan
    • 1
  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

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