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Tip: Quick Approach to Creating a Custom RuntimeException

Explore the quickest way to create a custom RuntimeException.


The quickest way to create a custom RuntimeException is as follows (simply extend RuntimeException):

public class IncorrectFileException extends RuntimeException {

    public IncorrectFileException(String errorMessage, Throwable err) {
        super(errorMessage, err);


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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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