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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 26,868 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?