Hour 20. Reading and Writing Files

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• Reading bytes from a file into a program

• Creating a new file on your computer

• Saving an array of bytes to a file

• Making changes to the data stored in a file

There are numerous ways to represent data on a computer. You already have worked with one by creating objects. An object includes data in the form of variables and references to objects. It also includes methods that use the data to accomplish tasks.

To work with other kinds of data, such as files on your hard drive and documents on a web server, you can use the classes of the java.io package. The “io” part of its name stands for “input/output” and the classes are used to access a source of data, such as a hard drive, ...

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