Java Notes: Style: No magic numbers - use named constants

No magic numbers - Use named constants.

Programs often have numbers embedded in them that tell how big arrays are, how many times to do things, conversion factors, etc. These should never be written in the body of the code. Define "named constants" in upper case using the final keyword.


Typically these are defined as static constants, for example:

. . .
public static final int MILES_PER_KILOMETER;
. . .