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- void method:
- A method that does not return a value.
- value method:
- A method that returns a value.
- return type:
- The type of value a method returns.
- return value:
- The value provided as the result of a method invocation.
- temporary variable:
- A short-lived variable, often used for debugging.
- dead code:
- Part of a program that can never be executed, often because it appears after a
- incremental development:
- A process for creating programs by writing a few lines at a time, compiling, and testing.
- A placeholder for an incomplete method so that the class will compile.
- Code that is used during program development but is not part of the final version.
- functional decomposition:
- A process for breaking down a complex computation into simple methods, then composing the methods to perform the computation.
- To define more than one method with the same name but different parameters.
- A label that begins with an at sign (
@) and is used by Javadoc to organize documentation into sections.
- Turing complete:
- A programming language that can implement any theoretically possible algorithm.
- The product of all the integers up to and including a given integer.
- leap of faith:
- A way to read recursive programs by assuming that the recursive call works, rather than following the flow of execution.