What are Java container objects like Vector and ArrayList?

Java 8Object Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

Java provided ad hoc classes such as Dictionary, Vector, Stack, and Properties to store and manipulate groups of objects. Although these classes were quite useful, they lacked a central, unifying theme. Thus, the way that you used Vector was different from the way that you used Properties.

The collections framework was designed to meet several goals, such as −

  • The framework had to be high-performance. The implementations for the fundamental collections (dynamic arrays, linked lists, trees, and Hashtable) were to be highly efficient.
  • The framework had to allow different types of collections to work in a similar manner and with a high degree of interoperability.
  • The framework had to extend and/or adapt a collection easily.
Published on 08-Feb-2018 08:44:05