This chapter introduced you to data structures and the concepts of
It made comparisons of the performance trade-offs of each with respect to adding items, removing items, searching for items, and displaying the contents of the data structure.
Next, it introduced additional collection class concepts:
Finally, the chapter walked you through the Java collection class implementations including an overview of the top methods in each class and an example.
Managing data is a vital part of any computer program, and the Java collection classes provide you with the ability to do this. The next chapter moves to another vital part of computer programming: input and output, or retrieving data and sending data.