Java — Need for StringBuffer and Important Constructors of StringBuffer Class | Code Factory

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  • If content is fixed, not changed frequently or not changed then go for String.
  • If content is not fixed and keep on changing then never used String concepts, use StringBuffer.

1. StringBuffer sb = public StringBuffer()

- Constructs a string buffer with no characters in it and an initial capacity of 16 characters.

- If more characters is added then like collections it will create new object with more capacity and object reference is to the new object.

new capacity = (cc + 1) * 2
= (16 + 1) * 2 = 34
= (34 + 1) * 2 = 70

2. StringBuffer sb = public StringBuffer(int capacity)

- Constructs a string buffer with no characters in it and the specified initial capacity.

- Throws: NegativeArraySizeException — if the capacity argument is less than 0.

StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer(100);
System.out.println(sb.capacity()); //

3. StringBuffer sb = public StringBuffer(String str)

  • Constructs a string buffer initialized to the contents of the specified string. The initial capacity of the string buffer is 16 plus the length of the string argument.
StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer("Code");
System.out.println(sb.capacity()); //