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What is hashmap in java?

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February 23, 2011 4:29AM

HashMap

The HashMap gives you an unsorted, unordered Map. When you need a Map and you don't care about the order (when you iterate through it), then HashMap is the way to go; the other maps add a little more overhead. Where the keys land in the Map is based on the key's hashcode, so, like HashSet, the more efficient your hashCode() implementation, the better access performance you'll get. HashMap allows one null key and multiple null values in a collection.