What is null pointer exception in Java and how to fix it?

A null pointer exception is thrown Whenever you try to

  • Call the instance method of a null object.
  • Access, modify, print, a null value.
  • Trying to access (print/use in statements) the length of the null value.
  • Throw a null value.
  • Access an element of an array without initializing it.

Then, a Null Pointer Exception will be thrown.

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