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Java Keywords Addendum: The Java Record

Since originally my Java series was based on Java 8, it did not include a new keyword introduced later on. For that reason, I decided to post an addition to the Java Keyword series to include the Java record keyword. Introduced in Java 14, the purpose of this keyword is to eliminate all the boilerplate code when creating a Java POJO. For example, public class Student { private String name; private int id; public Student(String name, int name) { = name; = id; } public String getName() { return name; } public int getId() { return id; } public void setName(String name) { = name; } public void setId(int id) { = id; } } can be replaced simply with a record that looks like this: public record Student(String name, int id){ } And not only it replaces the boilerplate code I showed you, it also automatically overrides Object#equals(Object) , Object#hashCode() , and Object#toS