CHAPTER 6

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Generics and Collections

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Every non-trivial Java application makes use of data structures and algorithms. The Java collections framework provides a large set of readily usable general-purpose data structures and algorithms. These data structures and algorithms can be used with any suitable data type in a type-safe manner; this is achieved through the use of a language feature known as generics.

Since data structures and algorithms are implemented using generics, these two complementary topics are combined together as a single topic ...

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