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Abhi Kumar

Joined: Sep 11, 2008
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Hi ,
Can any one explain about the static keyword,static methods and static method overiding ?

Thanks in advance ...
Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Abhi static is a very big topic in itself. Don't you think it would be better that you consult a book and then ask for specific queries here rather than asking for clarification on the whole topic...

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Ryan Beckett
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Joined: Feb 22, 2009
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Generally, a static member has only one copy of code per class which is shared between all instances of the class.
Ankit Garg

Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Maybe sun's tutorial will help you...
Santiago Bravo
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Joined: Jul 25, 2008
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the Sun tutorials are a good starting point.

Also, the JLS is useful:

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