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CHAPTER 68 — StringBuffer

Chapter Topics:

This chapter discusses the StringBuffer class, which is useful for processing character data. The class String alone could be used for this, but the StringBuffer class is often faster and more convenient.

Although the StringBuffer class is sometimes useful, it is not essential. It is not covered in the AP Java computer science test and is not used further in these chapters.


(Review: ) Examine the following code:

String data = new String("Turtle");

data = data + 's' ;

Does the last statement construct a new String?

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