How do I get the absolute value of a number?

The example below show you how to get the absolute value of a number. To get the absolute value or the abs value of a number we use the Math.abs() method call. The Math.abs() method is an overloaded that can accept value in type of double, float, int or long.

package org.kodejava.math;

public class GetAbsoluteValueExample {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        Double value = -10.0D;

        double abs1 = Math.abs(value);
        System.out.println("Absolute value in double: " + abs1);

        float abs2 = Math.abs(value.floatValue());
        System.out.println("Absolute value in float : " + abs2);

        int abs3 = Math.abs(value.intValue());
        System.out.println("Absolute value in int   : " + abs3);

        long abs4 = Math.abs(value.longValue());
        System.out.println("Absolute value in long  : " + abs4);

The code snippet above print the following result:

Absolute value in double: 10.0
Absolute value in float : 10.0
Absolute value in int   : 10
Absolute value in long  : 10

How do I place swing component using absolute coordinates?

In this example you can see how we do an absolute positioning to a swing component in the content panel. In this example we use a JPanel as the container, and we didn’t set a layout manager into it.

To position the component on the container we use the setBounds() method of the component. This method takes the x and y coordinate position and also the width and height of the component.

package org.kodejava.swing;

import javax.swing.*;

public class AbsolutePositionDemo extends JFrame {
    public AbsolutePositionDemo() {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
                () -> new AbsolutePositionDemo().setVisible(true));

    private void initializeUI() {
        setSize(400, 400);

        JPanel panel = new JPanel(null);

        JTextField textField = new JTextField(20);
        textField.setBounds(50, 50, 100, 20);

        JButton button = new JButton("Button");
        button.setBounds(200, 100, 100, 20);

        JCheckBox checkBox = new JCheckBox("Check Me!");
        checkBox.setBounds(300, 250, 100, 20);



How do I move to absolute or relative row?

In this example we are showing you how to use result set absolute() and relative() method to jump from one result set row to the other. When you pass a positive number as the parameter, you’ll move from the first record to the last. But if you pass a negative number as parameter, you’ll move from the last record backward.

package org.kodejava.jdbc;

import java.sql.Connection;
import java.sql.DriverManager;
import java.sql.ResultSet;
import java.sql.SQLException;
import java.sql.Statement;

public class MoveAbsoluteOrRelativeExample {
    private static final String URL = "jdbc:mysql://localhost/kodejava";
    private static final String USERNAME = "kodejava";
    private static final String PASSWORD = "s3cr*t";

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try (Connection connection =
                     DriverManager.getConnection(URL, USERNAME, PASSWORD)) {

            Statement statement = connection.createStatement(

            String sql = "SELECT id, code, name, price FROM product";
            ResultSet rs = statement.executeQuery(sql);

            // Move to the second row
            System.out.println("You are now in: " + rs.getRow());

            // Move 2 records forward from the current position 
            // (fourth row)
            System.out.println("You are now in: " + rs.getRow());

            // Move to the last row in the result set
            System.out.println("You are now in: " + rs.getRow());

            // Move 3 records backward from the current position 
            // (second row)
            System.out.println("You are now in: " + rs.getRow());
        } catch (SQLException e) {

The code output the following result:

You are now in: 2
You are now in: 4
You are now in: 5
You are now in: 2

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