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Last year, Sun released its latest version of Java, J2SE 5.0, with lots of new features. One of them is the autoboxing conversions for primitives and wrapper objects. This article gives some insight about what boxing conversion in Java is, and how it is used in real-world programming. I will present the meaning of autoboxing and a few programming techniques.
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