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Fields: do they belong to the class? Do you want one copy and one copy only? Do you want access before any objects are created?
Methods: please search for “Campbell Ritchie Classification of Methods”. Something ending in 68 can be static.
In most cases, it is a mistake to make anything static unless you know exactly why it ought to be static. In order to compile is a very bad reason to make something static.