I have a Java program 'Test1.java' which creates a static variable 'counter' and initializes it to 100. Later in 'Test1', the value of 'counter' gets updated to '200. I have another program 'Test2.java', which reads the value of the static variable 'counter' created in Test1.java. Problem here is that, I am getting the value of 'counter' as 100 always, and not the updated value. What should I do to get the updated value of the static variable from Program 2?
So, I'm not sure I completely understand your situation. Do you run the two programs separately? Or are both classes loaded into the same JVM together (like from the same .jar)? Your usage of 'program' may be throwing me off and you may be meaning you have two classes that are in the same program.
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When you say "Later in 'Test1', the value of 'counter' gets updated to '200." - how is that actually coded? It is possible that you are setting a different variable with the same name and not realizing it. Can you show us the code?
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