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Core Java Interview Questions and Answers

Ques. What is Encapsulation in Java and OOPS with Example?
Ans. Encapsulation is nothing but protecting anything which is prone to change. rational behind encapsulation is that if any functionality which is well encapsulated in code i.e maintained in just one place and not scattered around code is easy to change. this can be better explained with a simple example of encapsulation in Java. we all know that constructor is used to create object in Java and constructor can accept argument.

Advantage of Encapsulation in Java and OOPS
Here are few advantages of using Encapsulation while writing code in Java or any Object oriented programming language:

1. Encapsulated Code is more flexible and easy to change with new requirements.
2. Encapsulation in Java makes unit testing easy.
3. Encapsulation in Java allows you to control who can access what.
4. Encapsulation also helps to write immutable class in Java which are a good choice in multi-threading
5. Encapsulation reduce coupling of modules and increase cohesion inside a module because all piece of one thing
are encapsulated in one place.
6. Encapsulation allows you to change one part of code without affecting other part of code.

What should you encapsulate in code
Anythign which can be change and more likely to change in near future is candidate of Encapsulation. This also helps to write more specific and cohesive code. Example of this is object creation code, code which can be improved in future like sorting and searching logic.

Design Pattern based on Encapsulation in Java
Many design pattern in Java uses encapsulation concept, one of them is Factory pattern which is used to create objects. Factory pattern is better choice than new operator for creating object of those classes whose creation logic can vary and also for creating different implementation of same interface. BorderFactory class of JDK is a good example of encapsulation in Java which creates different types of Border and encapsulate creation logic of Border. Singleton pattern in Java also encpasulate how you create instance by providing getInstance() method. since object
is created inside one class and not from any other place in code you can easily change how you create object without
affect other part of code.
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