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Java Java Objects (Retired) Harnessing the Power of Objects Methods and Constants

Mayank Sapra
Mayank Sapra
4,555 Points

Why have you declared MAX_COUNT variable static ? Couldn't understand need of static contstant,variables and methods ?

Why have you declared MAX_COUNT variable static ? Couldn't understand need of static contstant,variables and methods ?

1 Answer

Krasimir Georgiev
Krasimir Georgiev
19,146 Points

A static variable is a variable that is not associated with objects of a class but with the class itself.

Here's an example.

public class Something {
   public static String name = "A static variable";
}
public class App {

   public static void main(String[] args) {
       System.out.println(Something.name);
    }
}

You use static to make constants, assign id's to objects and count number of objects.

Thanks a lot @Krasimir Georgiev