Mike Deck Mike Deck - 4 months ago 23
Java Question

What are all the different ways to create an object in Java?

Had a conversation with a coworker the other day about this.

There's the obvious which is to use a constructor, but what other ways are there?


There are four different ways to create objects in java:

A. Using new keyword
This is the most common way to create an object in java. Almost 99% of objects are created in this way.

 MyObject object = new MyObject();

B. Using Class.forName()
If we know the name of the class & if it has a public default constructor we can create an object in this way.

MyObject object = (MyObject) Class.forName("subin.rnd.MyObject").newInstance();

C. Using clone()
The clone() can be used to create a copy of an existing object.

MyObject anotherObject = new MyObject();
MyObject object = (MyObject) anotherObject.clone();

D. Using object deserialization
Object deserialization is nothing but creating an object from its serialized form.

ObjectInputStream inStream = new ObjectInputStream(anInputStream );
MyObject object = (MyObject) inStream.readObject();

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