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Java Java Basics Getting Started with Java IO

camel case

whats camel case mean?

// I have imported java.io.Console for you.  It is a variable called console.

2 Answers

Hi Esraa,

Camel case names start with a lowercase initial letter and then capitalise the first letter of each new word that makes up the variable name: e.g. camelCaseVariableName.


whats the benefit of it?

Hi Esraa,

It is a naming convention that provides consistency and clarity - using the capitals allow the words to be identified, ensuring that the purpose of the variable is obvious. Other languages use different conventions such as snake_case_variable_name.

In Java, variables are named with camel case, though. There's plenty of info in Wikipedia.