Specifiers & Modifiers

Java Clear Concepts: Can we override protected method?

Protected method can be overridden by subclass. What are permitted access specifiers of sub class overridden method when super class method is protected? Discussed clearly with Example and Screenshot for a Beginner. The answer for the question is "YES". "protected" methods of super class can be overridden by subclass (but…

Java Clear Concepts: Can you override private method with Example?

Override private method: This is a very tricky question and is worthy to be answered clearly for a beginner. Let us start with a small code and clear explanation. First let us see an example on override private method

The above code compiles, executes and prints "From Demo". Observe,…

Java Made Simple: Java protected and protected method

Java protected specifier and protected method are explained also with method overriding rules. Given Example with Screenshot in Simple terms for a Beginner. Go on read. "public" specifier does not give any restrictions to any class from any package. But "protected" gives a small restriction over public. Restrictions of protected…

Java Made Simple: What is Java private method?

Java private method accessibility restrictions and overriding permissions are given. Go on read. "private" is known as access specifier in Java. Like other specifiers, private is a keyword. An access specifier specifies the access to other classes belonging to the same package or other packages. The private access specifier can…

Java Made Simple: What is Java private and private variable?

Private means purely private to that class. Private variable means can not be used by other class or even subclass. Given Example Screenshot Simple terms. Go on read. In Java, "private" is a keyword known as access specifier. As an access specifier, private gives maximum restrictions and no permissions. In…

Access Specifier vs Access Modifier Java

Access Specifier vs Access Modifier: For a novice, both the words specifier and modifier looks one and the same and may be confusing. If you go by the literal meaning, it is more confusing, say, an access specifier specifies the access and access modifier modifies the access. Of course, if…

Private variable Accessibility Java Private access specifier

Private access specifier and Private variable requires more elaborate discussion as many people are not aware of its in and outs. private variables and methods of a class can be accessed within the same class only. By inheritance, even subclasses cannot use by composition. Maximum extent other classes should call…

Rules of Access Specifiers in Method Overriding

Access Specifiers Method Overriding: The only rule says: "The subclass overridden method cannot have weaker access than super class method". Let us see the above rule practically in Access Specifiers Method Overriding.

Output screen of Access Specifiers Method Overriding Protected display() method of Test class is overridden by Demo…

Access Modifiers Java Meaning Functionality

We know access specifiers specify the access and access modifiers modify the access of variables, methods and classes. In general, an access modifier works between the classes of the same application or within the classes of same package. Note: I have seen some people calling access modifiers also as specifiers.…

Access Specifiers Modifiers Java

Access Specifiers Modifiers are different. Specifier specifies access and modifier modifies access. A very confusing for a Beginner. Expalained Simple terms. Java supports both specifiers and modifiers that can dictate the access. An access specifier can be applied to any identifier like variables, methods and classes but modifiers cannot be…