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Static methods are methods that are called on the class itself, not on a specific object instance. The static modifier ensures implementation is the same across all class instances. In other languages, these are known as 'class methods'.
Abstract Methods and Classes
Abstract methods, similar to methods within an interface, are declared without any implementation. They are declared with the purpose of having the child class provide implementation. They must be declared within an abstract class. A class declared abstract may or may not include abstract methods. They are created with the purpose of being a super class.
A method is a block of code that can be called from another location in the program or class. It is used to reduce the repetition of multiple lines of code. The return statement concludes the execution of the block of code, returning something of type provided in the method header, or null (void method). Within a class, these are known as 'instance methods'. An instance method is tied to a class instance.
Class Declaration and Structure
Classes are a blueprint for creating individual objects that contain the general characteristics of a defined object type.
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