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.
Java's notion of compile-time constants is not limited to static final class variables. Other final variables (including local variables and instance variables) can be considered compile-time constants too. Their key characteristic is that they must be initialized with what the Java Language Specification calls a "compile-time constant expression":