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.
now i didn't know that. i guess i just never tried to do it. personally i still like initializing when declaring when possible. but i do buy the argument that it should take place in the constructor. oh well, so i have split personality, no big deal.