Welcome to Jekyll!

Posted by lazybugg at 2013-09-28 with tags Random

You’ll find this post in your _posts directory - edit this post and re-build (or run with the -w switch) to see your changes! To add new posts, simply add a file in the _posts directory that follows the convention: YYYY-MM-DD-name-of-post.ext.

Jekyll also offers powerful support for code snippets:

int main(void){
	cout << "Hello, world!" << endl;

Check out the Jekyll docs for more info on how to get the most out of Jekyll. File all bugs/feature requests at Jekyll’s GitHub repo.



Java static initialization blocks and Initializer blocks for instance variables

Posted by lazybugg at 2013-09-28 with tags Java, initialization


This tutorial is acquired from javadoc.

Static Initialization Blocks

A class can have any number of static initialization blocks, and they can appear anywhere in the class body. The runtime system guarantees that static initialization blocks are called in the order that they appear in the source code.

Initializing Instance Members

Normally, you would put code to initialize an instance variable in a constructor. There are two alternatives to using a constructor to initialize instance variables: initializer blocks and final methods.

The Java compiler copies initializer blocks into every constructor. Therefore, this approach can be used to share a block of code between multiple constructors.


public class TestMain {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		System.out.println(new Point());
		System.out.println(new Point(30));
		System.out.println(new Point(30, 20));
	class Point {
		public static int count;
		public static String name;
		private int width, height;
		private int foo;
		private String bar;
		// initialize class variables 
		static {
			count = 112;
			name = "Point Name";
		// common initialization block, run with every constructor and run before them
			width = height = 10;
			foo = 23;
			bar = "barString";
		public Point() {
		public Point(int x) {
			width = height = x;
		public String toString() {
			return "Point [width=" + width + ", height=" + height + ", foo=" + foo + ", bar=" + bar + "]";
		public Point(int w, int h) {
			width = w;
			height = h;

the output:

Point [width=10, height=10, foo=23, bar=barString]
Point [width=30, height=30, foo=23, bar=barString]
Point [width=30, height=20, foo=23, bar=barString]
Point Name