• Use inheritance in creating classes
  • Explain what is meant by "overriding a method"
  • Make use of super reference to call a parent method from within a method that overrides it
  • Explain the role of the Object class
  • Explain how automatic type promotion works with object references
  • Override the equals() and toString() methods for user defined classes
  • Explain the relationship between a reference type and the type of the object to which the reference points
  • Explain the concept of polymorphism/dynamic binding
  • Identify legal and illegal assignments of references to objects based on the reference type and object type
  • Explain what it means for a class to implement an interface
  • Use the protected modifier in defining an inheritance hierarchy
  • Describe when to use an abstract class

Note taking requirement

Don't forget to submit your notes in Canvas prior to classtime.


Inheritance Review [2:58]

  • What are characteristics of a super class?
  • What are characteristics of a sub class?
  • What is the is-a relationship?
  • What are some motivations for using inheritance?

Inheritance Examples in JavaFX [2:46]

  • How is inheritance used in JavaFX?
  • What is the purpose of the Control class?
  • Do you suspect that the Control class is abstract? Why or why not?

References in Inheritance [1:19]

  • What is the relationship between the reference type and object type?
  • Consider the JavaFX class diagram. What reference type could be used to point to any object type in the diagram?
  • How does the reference type determine what methods can be called (if at all)?
  • How does the object type determine what methods can be called (if at all)?

Inheritance and Code Reuse [7:56]

  • What is a method provided by the Control class?
  • When does it make sense to implement a class even if you never create objects of that type?
  • What is technical debt?
  • What should you suspect if a class has abstract or base in the class name?

Abstract Classes [6:39]

  • When mst a class be declared as abstract?
  • What makes abstract methods unique?
  • Can you create abstract instance variables?
  • Explain how a class can claim to implement an interface without providing an implementation for all of the methods in the interface.
  • Why use abstract classes?

Casting References and Visibility Modifiers [5:13]

  • When does implict type casting happen with references?
  • When is an explict type cast necessary with references?
  • What happens if you try to cast an object to an incompatible class? When will this error be identified?
  • What does the protected visiblility modifier signify?

Interfaces [5:49]

  • What can an interface reference refer to?
  • What does it mean to declare a class as final?
  • What is meant by a can-do relationship?