What are the different methods of identifying an object?
There are three methods by which an object can be identified.
i. Object identity –Objects are identical if they reside in the same memory location in the JVM. This can be checked by using the = = operator.
ii. Object equality – Objects are equal if they have the same value, as defined by the equals( ) method. Classes that don’t explicitly override this method inherit the
implementation defined by java.lang.Object, which compares object identity.
iii. Database identity – Objects stored in a relational database are identical if they represent the same row or, equivalently, share the same table and primary key value.