Blakes 21 Days Chapter 3 Document

Day 3, Working with Objects

Creating New Objects

Using new

Listing 3.1

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Source & Output


How Objects are Constucted

A Note on Memory Management

Using Class and Instance Variables

Getting Values

Setting Values

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Class Variables

Calling Methods

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Formatting Strings

Nested Method Calls

Class Methods

References to Objects

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Figure 3.4 displays the Ouput pane

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Casting Objects and Primitive Types

Casting Primitive Types

Casting Objects

Converting Primitive Types to Objects and Vice Versa

Comparing Object Values and Classes

Comparing Objects

Listing 3.5

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Determining the Class of an Object


Q & A

Quiz - Questions

  1. What operator do you use to call an object's constructor and create a new object ?
    1. +
    2. new
    3. instanceof
  2. What kind of methods apply to all objects of a class rather than an individual object ?
    1. Universal methods
    2. Instance methods
    3. Class methods
  3. If you have a program with objects named obj1 and obj2, what happens when you use the statement obj2 = obj1 ?
    1. The instance variables in obj2 are given the same values as obj1.
    2. obj2 and obj1 are considered to be the same object.
    3. Neither A nor B.


  1. B. The new operator is followed by a call to the object's constructor.
  2. C. Class methods can be called without creating an object of that class.
  3. B. The = operator does not copy values from one object to another. Instead, it makes both variables refer to the same object.

Certification Practice

  1. What is the value of the j variable at the time it is displayed inside the setValue() method ?
    1. 42
    2. 40
    3. 21
    4. 20