Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.


What's the difference between fields and methods?

I'm still new to programming and been learning java just for 4 days. I have passed the java basics, and now learning the java objects.

I'm still confused between the difference of "fields" and "methods". Help please. Thanks!

1 Answer

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,867 Points

Yeah, these OOP terms got me quite confused when I was taking Java course in college yrs ago; In the simplest way possible, you can just think of them as:

  • fields -- variables bound to an object.
  • methods -- functions bound to an object.

sorry I don't really get it, what is function and what is object?