[WEBINAR] Better to Ask Permission? Best Practices for Privacy and Security


Definition - What does Comments mean?

Comments, in Java, explain the actions of a particular piece of code. They are used to provide a summary of the code in plain English to help future developers better understand the code.

Techopedia explains Comments

There are five types of comments in Java: Block comments give a file or method overview and also may be used within a method. A block comment method is declared as follows: /* *block comment describing the overview of the code. */ Single-line comments are short comments that may be written in a single line. If a single-line comment does not fit in the same line, a block comment must be used. The following is an example of a single-line comment: If (conditional statement) { /* execution of conditional statement*/ ... } /* is the delimiter for a single-line comment. Trailing comments are very short comments written in the same line of code that is being described. The delimiters are /*…*/. End of line comments are written at the end of the line, and the delimiter is //. Documentation comments, written before the declaration, are used to explain Java interfaces, classes, constructors, methods and fields. The delimiters are /**...*/.
This definition was written in the context of Java
Share this:

Connect with us

Email Newsletter

Join thousands of others with our weekly newsletter

The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems
The 4th Era of IT Infrastructure: Superconverged Systems:
Learn the benefits and limitations of the 3 generations of IT infrastructure – siloed, converged and hyperconverged – and discover how the 4th...
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization
Approaches and Benefits of Network Virtualization:
Businesses today aspire to achieve a software-defined datacenter (SDDC) to enhance business agility and reduce operational complexity. However, the...
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide
Free E-Book: Public Cloud Guide:
This white paper is for leaders of Operations, Engineering, or Infrastructure teams who are creating or executing an IT roadmap.
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor
Free Tool: Virtual Health Monitor:
Virtual Health Monitor is a free virtualization monitoring and reporting tool for VMware, Hyper-V, RHEV, and XenServer environments.
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic
Free 30 Day Trial – Turbonomic:
Turbonomic delivers an autonomic platform where virtual and cloud environments self-manage in real-time to assure application performance.