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Here are the naming conventions to be used when coding in Java:

  • For variable and method names, use camelCase.

  • This naming style starts with a lowercase letter and uses an uppercase letter for each word after that.  

       thisIsAnExample

  • For class, interface, and enum names, and constructors, use PascalCase.

  • This naming style uses an uppercase letter for each word, including the first letter.  

       ThisIsAnExample

  • For constants (that is, fields that are static final) and enum fields, use SNAKE_CASE1.

  • This naming convention uses all uppercase letters and underscores to separate words.  

       THIS_IS_AN_EXAMPLE

  • For package names, each component should be made up of only lowercase letters and numbers, not hyphen or underscores.  Each component is separated by a dot.

  •    this.is.anexample

    Below is a sample program that demonstrates most of the naming conventions:

    1 Technically, snake case can contain lowercase letters, but this is not the Java convention.

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