As you probably already know, a static method is one that can be invoked without having to first instantiate the containing class. In my experience, static methods are most often used for one of these two purposes:
Utility methods that provide some general functionality that's not specific to any one object. Example: Math.abs()
Factory methods to perform indirect instantiation of a class. Example: String.valueOf()
Some developers also use static methods as a substitute for the Singleton design pattern to enforce that only one "instance" of the class can ever exist at any given time. This is arguably a bad practice, however.
A static method is a method for a class, not for individual objects. It behaves the same for all individual objects. However it is allowed but not recommended (to avoid confusion) to call a static method on an object. The classical example of a static method (besides main ) is an object counter, e.g.
The last two lines compile nicely but this is not recommended.
Output: 0 2 2 2
all events occur in real time
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