Java Inheritance, Composition and Aggregation

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Inherit from a Java Super Class called Car to create a Used Car.

Create a Parent Dealership Java class with a list of Cars and Accounts.

Combine the Used Cars, Accounts and Cars into one Java application to demonstrate Class Re-use.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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LaptopDesktop only

In this project you will create a Java application that inherits from a Car class in Java and use aggregation and composition in a class that uses one to many Car objects. Code re-use allows the developer to use tried and tested code, which results in more reliable code and saves in development time as well. In Object-Oriented Programming in a language such as Java, code re-use can be accomplished in two distinctive ways. One way is to inherit from an existing class by extending its existing functionality. A Car class for example can be extended by a Used Car class by adding a parameter to indicate the number of miles on it. Another common way to re-use code is through aggregation and composition. In aggregation, the class is made up of other existing classes that may exist independent of the parent class. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

  • Java Aggregation
  • Java Composition
  • Java Programming
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Java Inheritance

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Inherit from a Java Super Class called Car to create a Used Car.

  2. Define instance methods in the Java Used Car Subclass.

  3. Create a Parent Dealership Java class with a list of Cars and Accounts.

  4. Add a Motor Vehicles Java class that contains a list of Cars to demonstrate Aggregation.

  5. Combine the Used Cars, Accounts and Cars into one Java application to demonstrate Java Class Re-use.

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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