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.
Actually, the final variable has to be initialized before any constructor completes. The following will not compile due to the sierra-line. If instantiated with a string as argument, variable i wouldn't get a value. 0€.