Class Structure

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Order of class members

Class members should be ordered as follows:

  1. Fields (in order of public, protected and private)
  2. Constructors
  3. Factory methods
  4. Other Methods (in order of public, protected and private)

Ordering fields and methods primarily by their access modifiers or identifier is not required.

Here is an example of this order:

class Example {

    private int i;

    Example(int i) {
        this.i = i;

    static Example getExample(int i) {
        return new Example(i);

    public String toString() {
        return "An example [" + i + "]";


Grouping of class members

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