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Reverse a word or string using Stack data structure.

This example uses stack operations to reverse a word (string). First we push each character to the stack, then we will pop each char from the stack.

package com.java2novice.ds.stack;

public class MyWordReverse {

        public String reverseWord(String word){
                StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder();
                int size = word.length();
                StackImpl stack = new StackImpl(size);
                for(int i=0;i<size;i++){
                return sb.toString();
        public static void main(String a[]){
                MyWordReverse mwr = new MyWordReverse();
                System.out.println("Java2Novice == "+mwr.reverseWord("Java2Novice"));
                System.out.println("Java == "+mwr.reverseWord("Java"));
                System.out.println("program == "+mwr.reverseWord("program"));

class StackImpl {

        private int stackSize;
        private char[] stackArr;
        private int top;

         * constructor to create stack with size
         * @param size
        public StackImpl(int size) {
                this.stackSize = size;
                this.stackArr = new char[stackSize];
       = -1;

         * This method adds new entry to the top 
         * of the stack
         * @param entry
         * @throws Exception 
        public void push(char entry) {
                this.stackArr[++top] = entry;

         * This method removes an entry from the 
         * top of the stack.
         * @return
         * @throws Exception 
        public char pop() {
                char entry = this.stackArr[top--];
                return entry;
         * This method returns top of the stack
         * without removing it.
         * @return
        public char peek() {
                return stackArr[top];

         * This method returns true if the stack is 
         * empty
         * @return
        public boolean isStackEmpty() {
                return (top == -1);

         * This method returns true if the stack is full
         * @return
        public boolean isStackFull() {
                return (top == stackSize - 1);

Java2Novice == ecivoN2avaJ
Java == avaJ
program == margorp
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List of Stack Data Structure Examples

  1. Stack introduction & implementation
  2. Java Dynamic Stack Implementation
  3. Stack implementation using generics bounded type.
  4. Reverse a word or string using Stack data structure.
  5. Write a program to find out delimiter matching using stack.
  6. Convert a decimal into a binary number using stack.
  7. Towers of Hanoi implementation using stack.
  8. Evaluation of an infix expression that is fully parenthesized using stack in java.
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