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Question: What is the Vector class? Answer: The Vector class provides the capability to implement a growable array of objects What modifiers may be used with an inner class that is a member of an outer class? A (non-local) inner class may be declared as

Java Interview Questions - Page 6

     

Question:  What is the Vector class?
Answer:
The Vector class provides the capability to implement a growable array of objects What modifiers may be used with an inner class that is a member of an outer class? A (non-local) inner class may be declared as public, protected, private, static, final, or abstract.

Question: If a method is declared as protected, where may the method be accessed?
Answer:
A protected method may only be accessed by classes or interfaces of the same package or by subclasses of the class in which it is declared.

Question:  What is an Iterator interface?
Answer:
  The Iterator interface is used to step through the elements of a Collection.

Question:  How many bits are used to represent Unicode, ASCII, UTF-16, and UTF-8 characters?
Answer:
Unicode requires 16 bits and ASCII require 7 bits. Although the ASCII character set uses only 7 bits, it is usually represented as 8 bits. UTF-8 represents characters using 8, 16, and 18 bit patterns. UTF-16 uses 16-bit and larger bit patterns.

Question:  What is the difference between yielding and sleeping? 
Answer:
When a task invokes its yield() method, it returns to the ready state. When a task invokes its sleep() method, it returns to the waiting state.

Question:  Is sizeof a keyword? 
Answer:
  The sizeof operator is not a keyword.

Question: What are wrapped classes?
Answer:
Wrapped classes are classes that allow primitive types to be accessed as objects.

Question: Does garbage collection guarantee that a program will not run out of memory? 
Answer:
No, it doesn't. It is possible for programs to use up memory resources faster than they are garbage collected. It is also possible for programs to create objects that are not subject to garbage collection

Question: What is the difference between preemptive scheduling and time slicing?
Answer:
Under preemptive scheduling, the highest priority task executes until it enters the waiting or dead states or a higher priority task comes into existence. Under time slicing, a task executes for a predefined slice of time and then reenters the pool of ready tasks. The scheduler then determines which task should execute next, based on priority and other factors.

Question: Name Component subclasses that support painting.
Answer:
The Canvas, Frame, Panel, and Applet classes support painting.

Question: What is a native method?
Answer:
A native method is a method that is implemented in a language other than Java.

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Posted on: February 27, 2008

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