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Working with Nulls in Java

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Overview

In this Java tutorial you will learn the best practices and techniques to handle nulls and avoid NullPointerExceptions in Java.

How many times have you thought "this object can never be null" only to be proven wrong? In this course, Working with Nulls in Java, you'll learn best practices for effectively handling nulls and avoid NullPointerExceptions. First, you'll see what nulls mean and some common ways to deal with them. Next, you'll explore how to use annotations to check for nulls. Finally, you'll discover how to use the Null Object pattern and the Optional type to reduce unexpected exceptions even further. When you're finished with this course, you'll understand the different techniques to handle nulls effectively in Java programs.

Topics:
  • Course Overview
  • Working with Reference Types and Nulls
  • Checking for Null Using Annotations
  • Using the Null Object Pattern
  • Using Optional Instead of Null

Taught by

Esteban Herrera

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