This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Remember that local variables are only available to the method! After the method returns there would be no reference to the variable any longer! But if it were made final the value of the local variable doesnt change even if the method returns1 hope u understand.