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Java Packages

I was watching a video today where this topic was brought up and I was kind of surprised at how some people categorize the importance of packages in Java. I will go over two main reasons why packages are important. Before I got into details, let start by enumerating the two reasons I am discussing in this blog. The first, and most common reason, is for organization purposes. I am sure you have heard this many times. The second reason, and the one I believe is badly overlooked, is protection to restrict access to your classes and features.

Use packages to organize your classes and features The first point you should know about packages is that packages are basically the folders where your classes reside. This concept should not be foreign to anyone. If you have used a computer at least once in your life, you should already be aware why folders are helpful in keeping your files organized. If you are like me, you love to create folders to keep your files organized and to quickly navi…