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When should I extend a Java Swing class?

My current understanding of Inheritance implementation is that one should only extend a class if an IS-A relation is present. If the parent class can further have more specific child types with ...
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What is the proper or recommended way to save String[]'s, Array's, ArrayList's and int[]'s to Android?

I've looked up this question many many times but keep seeing different answers, what is the BEST way to save array's? It seems ludicrously infantile that there is no standard or easy way to save ...
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Sharing POJO between different handlers

I am trying to automate Business Process which can be characterized as a pipeline with distinct stages. Pipeline can be perceived as A->B->C, where A,B,C are distinct Business Steps that work ...
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Is there use case for implementing a callback if a future is returned?

If I have function which returns a future, is there any reason to also include a callback where the callback is simply called right before the future completes? The only advantage I can think of ...
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Inheritance vs additional property with null value

For classes with optional fields, is it better to use inheritance or a nullable property? Consider this example: class Book { private String name; } class BookWithColor extends Book { private ...
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Shouldn't Java method parameters always be final [closed]

Say I have a method that writes a string to a file: public void write(String content, File out) { // writes content to out } If I want to protect the parameters and ensure that they are not re-...
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Creating a Vector (physics) Class in Java

I'm trying to create a vector (like in physics) class in Java. I want to support vector addition, dot product, scalar multiplication, etc. So, my question is, is it possible to do this with generics? ...
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How can I find out network latency in rest service

I have two Java applications deployed on tomcat. For inter application communication I provide jar file of application (Java API) to other application and it becomes a method call which is fast. Now ...
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What is the point of calculating these variables this way?

I'm skimming through a very popular game's source code at the moment and I came across these variables inside of this class. public static final BlockPos ORIGIN = new BlockPos(0, 0, 0); private ...
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How to use fields from an object after an exception is thrown and the object can't be fully created

The issue that I have is that I need information from an object that a method returns when it throws an exception. It is a little hard to describe so I have this java pseudo code example. I have a ...
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What kind of data structure should be used to store components in an electrical schematic program?

Is there a specific data structure, object oriented programming methodology, and/or approach for achieving what programs like LT Spice, Altium Designer, and Cadence Virtuoso use to manage components/...
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Observer Design Pattern with complicated objects

I am trying to currently get a good grasp on the Observer design pattern, but I am stuck wondering about one specific issue. In the examples I have been able to find of implementation, they are all ...
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UML- Aggregation or Association

Below is the problem for which I have created a UML diagram with Staff as superclass and waiter, manager and hosts as subclasses, I understood other parts, except for the relation between table and ...
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Set data in multi-level objects (may be using Java Reflection)

I want to possibly use Java Reflection to set some data at RunTime. My problem is I can't figure out how do I get sub-classes information and use as a part of reflection. I want to use Reflection to ...
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How to validate Exception messages? [closed]

My superior asked me to validate each and every input field in the project that includes the Exception messages. So, am I correct in using Exceptional Handler for validating Exception message. ...
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If I implement an Interface, is it called an Inheritance?

If my class implements an interface then can I say that I'm following inheritance? I know that when a class extends another class then it's inheritance.
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NoSQL in Java Enterprise Application

I'm planning a large scale enterprise application that requires reliability and standardization comfort that Java EE provides. At the same time, I'm wondering if I go for Java EE, will I be able to ...
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Are new empty Java marker interfaces created to satisfy an existing method contract a code smell?

Suppose I have a POJO A and some client code that serves it. I have created POJO B, which doesn't have anything in common with A, but I want to use it in the methods that use A, so I decided to create ...
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Why are floats still part of the Java language when doubles are mostly recommended instead?

In every place I've looked, it says that double is superior to float in almost every way. float has been made obsolete by double in Java, so why is it still used? I program a lot with Libgdx, and ...
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Logging an audit trail (Java application)

I'm creating a Java (Spring Boot) application for creating Entities. I've got my @Controller for getting the data from a web front end, I've got my @Service for processing the data, and I've got my @...
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Why is a Spring's HttpClientErrorException an unchecked exception?

Oracle summarises the purpose of unchecked exceptions as: The next question might be: "If it's so good to document a method's API, including the exceptions it can throw, why not specify runtime ...
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Checking preconditions the proper way

I have a class with around 1300 lines and it has many CRUD-like methods that need parameters to be checked, for some of them it's more than just a few rules. For clarity purposes, I am going to use ...
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How do I properly manage EntityManagerFactory and EntityManagers for long running tasks?

We're building a JavaFX application that connects to a remote Oracle database using EclipseLink on one end and a SOAP service on the other end. We're writing long running transactions that will pull ...
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Controller calling multiple services

I have a few layers in my WebApplication: Presentation, Service, DAO, Domain. Services call DAO objects which reads data from a Database/File whatever. I have a Controller that needs to fetch data ...
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Forward Slash vs Back Slash vs File.separator in Java

I've seen some programmers doing the following : File file = new File("folder\\subfolder\\subsubfolder"); And I find it totally wrong because of compatibility issues with a different OS than ...
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Why Does JavaFX's GridPane Attach Properties of the Layout to the Components?

I am currently learning JavaFX and I came across a very strange API for laying out GUI components. It is perhaps best explained by it's javadoc: To use the GridPane, an application needs to set ...
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Designing validation classes

This is a follow-up of this question. I decided to implement what the accepted answer suggests, however, I realized I also needed individual public methods for each member the entity to be validated ...
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How to name an exception where condition is not exceptional

NOTE: This question is about finding a proper name for an exception where the condition for throwing the exception has not actually happened (eg. preventing a StackOverflow by throwing a ...
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OOP design problem. Two kinds of empty Optional

I'm writing a quite simple application that deals with hotel rooms reservation. I've got a problem at one stage. I'm processing a queue of orders. For every order one of the receptionists should ...
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Finger Paint path gets huge over time and slows the app

So I am writing a Finger paint app. I have multiple color which user can select. I save the path and paint information inside an array. ArrayList<PaintPath> arrayPaintPath = new ArrayList<...
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How to resolve LSP violation based on minimum precondition

I have a class Party that has a constructor that takes a Collection<Foo>. I plan to have two subclasses NpcParty and PlayerParty. All Party instances have an upper limit on the size of the input ...
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Redesigning a builder to make it reusable

Let's say I have a builder class (which by the way is not techinically a builder, but it's not a factory either) to generate different rules for a game: public class RuleBuilder { private Game ...
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Should i implement same interface in derived class?

Is there a difference between public class B implements C public class A extends B implements C and public class B implements C public class A extends B Is it just redundant implementation? ...
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What Style is Better (Instance Variable vs. Return Value) in Java

I often find myself struggling to decide which of these two ways to use when I require to use common data across some methods in my classes. What would be a better choice? In this option, I can ...
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Extracting and generalizing “repeated” methods with similar functionality

Let's say we have a class with many methods that do something different but can be grouped together as one "kind of functionality". For example, adding a configuration o setting rules up. Let's go ...
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Readability & Performance: Is it better to allow the Java garbage collector to clear a datastructure?

I work with large HashMap's and ArrayLists. When not needing them to be in memory any longer, I use myArray.clear(); to free up the memory. When my colleague saw that line, he changed it to myArray ...
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Single exit point meets Java streams

We currently have a sensitive discussion going in the company that touches on a couple of old primary opinion based discussions. Nevertheless, I would like to discuss the case in this forum to ...
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Breaking the contract: throw exception or do nothing?

Let's say we have a list of players in our Event class. And we have a dictionary with the score of each player. We can add a score to a player using the addScore method: public class Event { ...
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Should I check for nulls in setters and similar methods?

I have plenty of setters in my classes, as well as many methods to add an item or a set of items to lists or maps. Should I check for nulls for each one of them, or should I allow ...
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Improving a try/catch

I'm a python programmer trying to get to grips with Java's inflexibility; I'm trying to parse a date from a string into a Calendar object private Calendar parsedDate ( String dateString ) throws ...
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How to design an iterable but immutable (read-only) collection

My program models a sport tournament which has one or many events or categories. The class Event has members like players or courts as a List, as well as some dictionaries using the class Map. So far ...
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Logging RestTemplate's responses

I want to log responses using Spring's RestTemplate. At first I thought I should do it using a ClientHttpRequestInterceptor, but since every set of requests should be logged to a different file, I ...
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How to make interfaces usable for special classes only?

Is there a way to make Java interfaces only implementable by classes of a special type? So for instance, I have a class Foo and an interface Bar. Only subclasses of Foo should be able to implement ...
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Can I install Apache HTTP server and Apache Tomcat server on the same host?

I want to practice web programming on my Ubuntu virtual machine. I want to learn both server side web development using Java/J2EE and client side coding (HTML/CSS/JavaScript) . I heard that we need ...
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Is it a good practice to use a Service without Delegate?

I have a simple REST application with a single controller. The application needs to fetch data from a Database, convert it to JSON and return this to the caller. I need to decide what layers I should ...
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Java EE exceptions for validation and APMs

In my current work, we have some Java EE applications and we use exceptions and exception mappers to deal with user errors, i.e. that can't be dealt with in the frontend. We usually reply with a 400, ...
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Is saying “there are no threads in nodejs” correct?

Perhaps I am getting something wrong here but I had a conversation today that left me perplex. I hear a lot about nodejs not having threads. but that's not entirely true, right? The precise ...
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Data validation: separated class or not?

When I have a lot of data that needs to be validated, should I create a new class for the sole purpose of validation or should I stick with in-method validation? My particular example contemplates a ...
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Method returning an unmodifiable list

In Java you could return a list that cannot be modified by the caller by doing return Collections.unmodifiableList(list). Should the method name indicate that it's returning an unmodifiable list? ...
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What is the best data structure to store 2 keys and 3 values?

Well, I am having two keys and 3 values for that. Say key1,key2,value1,value2,value3. In future may the values can be increased like value4, value5 so on. I need to get the values(value1,value2,...