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Understanding and Extending Java ClassLoader

The Java ClassLoader is one of the crucial but rarely used components of Java in Project Development. Personally I have never extended ClassLoader in any of my projects but the idea of having my own ClassLoader that can customize the Java Class Loading thrills me.

This article will provide an overview of Java Class Loading and then move forward to create a custom ClassLoader and use it.

What is a ClassLoader?

We know that Java Program runs on Java Virtual Machine (JVM). When we compile a Java Class, it transforms it in the form of bytecode that is platform and machine independent compiled program and store it as a .class file. After that when we try to use a Class, Java ClassLoader loads that class into memory.

 

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