Different ways to create objects in Java

This is a trivia. Yeah, it’s a bit tricky question and people often get confused. I had searched a lot to get all my doubts cleared.

There are four different ways (I really don’t know is there a fifth way to do this) to create objects in java:

1. Using new keyword
This is the most common way to create an object in java. I read somewhere that almost 99% of objects are created in this way.

MyObject object = new MyObject();

2. Using Class.forName()
If we know the name of the class & if it has a public default constructor we can create an object in this way.

MyObject object = (MyObject) Class.forName("subin.rnd.MyObject").newInstance();

 3. Using clone()
The clone() can be used to create a copy of an existing object.

MyObject anotherObject = new MyObject(); 
MyObject object = anotherObject.clone();

4. Using object deserialization
Object deserialization is nothing but creating an object from its serialized form.

ObjectInputStream inStream = new ObjectInputStream(anInputStream ); 
MyObject object = (MyObject) inStream.readObject();

Now you know how to create an object. But its advised to create objects only when it is necessary to do so.

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