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No ... hashCode becomes important when working with collections to determine lookup locations for objects.
In collections, the hashCode determines the location to look for the object, then equals determines equality. Which also means two identical hashCode do not necessarily mean equality. The opposite however is true. Two equal objects must have the same hashCode.
JDBCSupport - An easy to use, light-weight JDBC framework -