Appendix 6Glossary

annotation

An added command to Java source code that modifies or adds information (such as tagging a function as an event handler).

argument

A value you pass to a function for it to use.

array

A sequential list of values, indexed with an integer offset.

Array

Java class that implements an array.

binary file

A file that contains binary numbers and is not human-readable.

block

A list of code statements within a pair of braces, { and }.

boolean

A logical value that can be equal to only true or false.

cast

To change the interpretation of a value, usually from one object to a particular parent’s type.

class

A recipe that tells the compiler how to make an object: what data and functions it should contain.

client

A piece ...

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