This week's giveaway is in the EJB and other Java EE Technologies forum. We're giving away four copies of EJB 3 in Action and have Debu Panda, Reza Rahman, Ryan Cuprak, and Michael Remijan on-line! See this thread for details.
Local variables in static and non-static methods are of course only initialized when the method is called. The order of execution of static blocks and static variable initialization is depending on the code, as far as I know! [ July 23, 2008: Message edited by: Sid Murrey ]