This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
I'm not sure what these guys are celebrating with their . But to answer the question in a useful way, there is no requirement to initialize a final variable at declaration. For an instance variable, the requirement is that it needs to be assigned before the constructor completes. If you want t assign a final variable in a constructor, you must not assign it at declaration, since a final variable may be assigned only once. vijayk, does that answer your question?