Generic Classes and Parameterized Types

This chapter provides tutorial notes and example codes on generic classes and parameterized types. Topics include what is a generic class; what is a type parameter; using parameterized types and subtyping; using wildcard parameterized types and subtyping.

What Is a Generic Class?

Using a Generic Class

Using a Generic Class - Example

Creating a Generic Class

Creating a Generic Class - Example

Bounded Type Parameters

Raw Type, Generic Type and Parameterized Type

Parameterized Type and Subtyping

Wildcard Parameterized Types

Wildcard Parameterized Type Test

Wildcard Parameterized Subtyping

Wildcard Parameterized Subtyping Example

Conclusion:

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Installing JDK 1.8 on Windows

 Execution Process, Entry Point, Input and Output

 Primitive Data Types and Literals

 Bits, Bytes, Bitwise and Shift Operations

 Managing Bit Strings in Byte Arrays

 Reference Data Types and Variables

 StringBuffer - The String Buffer Class

 System Properties and Runtime Object Methods

Generic Classes and Parameterized Types

 Generic Methods and Type Inference

 Lambda Expressions and Method References

 Execution Threads and Multi-Threading Java Programs

 ThreadGroup Class and "system" ThreadGroup Tree

 Synchronization Technique and Synchronized Code Blocks

 Deadlock Condition Example Programs

 Garbage Collection and the gc() Method

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

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