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Name: Java1606: Inheritance, Part 2
ID: m44156
Language: English (en)
Summary: Baldwin shows you how to use method overriding to cause the behavior of a method inherited into a subclass to be appropriate for an object instantiated from the subclass.
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: abstract class, abstract method, assignment compability, behavior, casting, class, class method, class variable, constructor, encapsulation, extends, final, implements, inheritance, inner class, instance, instance method, instance variable, instantiate, interface, Java, method, method overloading, method overriding, object, object-oriented programming, OOP, polymorphism, primitive type, public, reference, reference type, signature, state, static initializer block, subclass, superclass, toString method, variable, void
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (
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Maintainers: R.G. (Dick) Baldwin (

Latest version: 1.2 (history)
First publication date: Jun 8, 2012 11:07 am -0500
Last revision to module: Dec 12, 2012 7:25 am -0600


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Version: 1.3 Jan 1, 2013 10:59 pm -0600 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin

Version: 1.2 Dec 12, 2012 7:25 am -0600 by R.G. (Dick) Baldwin Currently viewing this version.
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