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Java™ How to Program, Seventh Edition by P. J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., H. M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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8. Classes and Objects: A Deeper Look

Instead of this absurd division into sexes, they ought to class people as static and dynamic.

Evelyn Waugh

Is it a world to hide virtues in?

William Shakespeare

But what, to serve our private ends, Forbids the cheating of our friends?

Charles Churchill

This above all: to thine own self be true.

William Shakespeare

Don’t be “consistent,” but be simply true.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Objectives

In this chapter you will learn:

  • Encapsulation and data hiding.

  • The notions of data abstraction and abstract data types (ADTs).

  • To use keyword this.

  • To use static variables and methods.

  • To import static ...

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