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Java Keywords (Part XXIV): native

Java keyword list abstract continue for new switch assert default goto * package synchronized boolean do if private this break double implements protected throw byte else import public throws case enum instanceof return transient catch extends int short try char final interface static void class finally long strictfp volatile const * float native super while Keyword marked with an asterisk (*) are keywords that, although valid, are not used by programmers. This is the last chapter of the Java Keyword series. This is probably the keyword I have used the least. In my 20 year career as a software developer, I have used this keyword once, and that was to make some addition to legacy code. The keyword native is a method modifier . Basically, it is a keyword that can only be applied to methods. According to the Java Language Specification (JLS), A method that is native is implemented i