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A singleton is a class that only ever has one single instance. For more information on the Singleton design pattern, please refer to the Singleton topic in the Design Patterns tag.

A regular expression is a special sequence of characters that helps in matching or finding other strings or sets of strings, using a specialized syntax held in a pattern. Java has support for regular expression usage through the java.util.regex package. This topic is to introduce and help developers understand more with examples on how Regular Expressions must be used in Java.

A Service runs in background to perform long-running operations or to perform work for remote processes. A service does not provide any user interface it runs only in background with User’s input. For example a service can play music in the background while the user is in a different App, or it might download data from the internet without blocking user’s interaction with the Android device.

Autoboxing is the automatic conversion that Java compiler makes between primitive types and their corresponding object wrapper classes. Example, converting int -> Integer, double -> Double... If the conversion goes the other way, this is called unboxing. Typically, this is used in Collections that cannot hold other than Objects, where boxing primitive types is needed before setting them in the collection.

Documentation for java code is often generated using javadoc. Javadoc was created by Sun Microsystems for the purpose of generating API documentation in HTML format from java source code. Using the HTML format gives the convenience of being able to hyperlink related documents together.

The Executor interface in Java provides a way of decoupling task submission from the mechanics of how each task will be run, including details of thread use, scheduling, etc. An Executor is normally used instead of explicitly creating threads. With Executors, developers won't have to significantly rewrite their code to be able to easily tune their program's task-execution policy.

This documentation page is for showing details with example about java class constructors and about Object Class Methods which are automatically inherited from the superclass Object of any newly created class.

JAXB or Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) is a software framework that allows Java developers to map Java classes to XML representations. This Page will introduce readers to JAXB using detailed examples about its functions provided mainly for marshaling and un-marshaling Java Objects into xml format and vice-versa.

The 8 primitive data types byte, short, int, long, char, boolean, float, and double are the types that store most raw numerical data in Java programs.

Optional is a container object which may or may not contain a non-null value. If a value is present, isPresent() will return true and get() will return the value.

Additional methods that depend on the presence of the contained value are provided, such as orElse(), which returns a default value if value not present, and ifPresent() which executes a block of code if the value is present.

WebView is a view that display web pages inside your application. By this you can add your own URL.

Java enums (declared using the enum keyword) are shorthand syntax for sizable quantities of constants of a single class.

In Java, an annotation is a form of syntactic metadata that can be added to Java source code. It provides data about a program that is not part of the program itself. Annotations have no direct effect on the operation of the code they annotate. Classes, methods, variables, parameters and packages are allowed to be annotated.

An Android application needs to run on all kinds of devices. Each device may have a different version on Android running on it.

Now, each Android version might not support all the features that your app requires, and so while building an app, you need to keep the minimum and maximum Android version in mind.

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