Posts tagged terminology

The Static Keyword in Java

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By: lan-party

If you program in Java, then you are most likely familiar with public static void main(String[] args) (and if you’re not, then are you sure you’re programming in Java?), but what exactly does the static part mean?

Arguments vs. Parameters

:: terminology

By: lan-party

The words “argument” and “parameter” are thrown around a lot in similar contexts, but what’s the difference?

Spoiler alert: parameters are used in reference to arguments.

Functions vs. Methods

:: terminology

By: lan-party

The words “function” and “method” are thrown around a lot and may seem interchangeable, but are they really?

Spoiler alert: Nope! There is actually a difference between the two.