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Tip: What is the Advantage of Immutability?

Explore the benefits of using an immutable object in Java.


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It is difficult to maintain correctness in mutable objects, as multiple threads could be trying to change the state of the same object. This can lead to some threads seeing a different state of the same object, depending on the timing of the reads and writes to said object.

By having an immutable object, one can ensure that all threads that are looking at the object will be seeing the same state, as the state of an immutable object will not change.

 

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Octavia Andreea Anghel is a senior PHP developer currently working as a primary trainer for programming teams that participate at national and international software-development contests. She consults on developing educational projects at a national level. She is a coauthor of the book "XML Technologies--XML in Java" (Albastra, ISBN 978-973-650-210-1), for which she wrote the XML portions. In addition to PHP and XML, she's interested in software architecture, web services, UML, and high-performance unit tests.
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