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.
Think twice Don't Java classes all extend the same class ? I don't find the super() particularly useful here though. If you don't write it, the compiler will implicitly put it for you anyway.
The Java Language Specification 8.8.7 Constructor Body The first statement of a constructor body may be an explicit invocation of another constructor of the same class or of the direct superclass. If a constructor body does not begin with an explicit constructor invocation and the constructor being declared is not part of the primordial class Object, then the constructor body is implicitly assumed by the compiler to begin with a superclass constructor invocation "super();", an invocation of the constructor of its direct superclass that takes no arguments.