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Built-in Java Annotations: @Override example


Description:

When we use @Override annotation to a method, it let compiler know that we are overriding it from super class. It is not mandatory to use @Override when you override a method. Incase you are using @Override annotation, and the method signature is not found at super class will results compilation error.


Code:
package com.java2novice.annotations;

public class Animal {

	public void makeSound(){
		
	}
}

class Cat extends Animal{
	
	@Override
	public void makeSound(){
		System.out.println("myyyyyaaawwwwww");
	}
}
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Class, Constructor and Primitive data types
Class is a template for multiple objects with similar features and it is a blue print for objects. It defines a type of object according to the data the object can hold and the operations the object can perform. Constructor is a special kind of method that determines how an object is initialized when created. Primitive data types are 8 types and they are: byte, short, int, long, float, double, boolean, char.
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