How do I determine whether a string is a palindrome?

This code checks a string to determine if it is a palindrome or not. A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sequence that reads the same backward as forward.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class PalindromeChecker {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        String text = "Sator Arepo Tenet Opera Rotas";

        PalindromeChecker checker = new PalindromeChecker();
        System.out.println("Is palindrome = " + checker.isPalindrome(text));

     * This method checks the string for palindrome. We use StringBuilder to
     * reverse the original string.
     * @param text
     * @return
    private boolean isPalindrome(String text) {
        System.out.println("Original text = " + text);

        String reverse = new StringBuilder(text).reverse().toString();
        System.out.println("Reverse text  = " + reverse);

        // Compare the original text with the reverse one and ignoring its case
        return text.equalsIgnoreCase(reverse);

How do I insert a string in the StringBuilder?

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class StringBuilderInsert {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        StringBuilder alphabets = new StringBuilder("abcdfghopqrstuvwxyz");
        System.out.println("alphabets = " + alphabets);

        //  |a|b|c|d|f|g|h|i|....
        //  0|1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|...
        // From the above sequence you can see that the index of the string is
        // started from 0, so when we insert a string in the fourth offset it
        // means it will be inserted after the "d" letter. There are other overload
        // version of this method that can be used to insert other type of data
        // such as char, int, long, float, double, Object, etc.
        alphabets.insert(4, "e");
        System.out.println("alphabets = " + alphabets);

        // Here we insert an array of characters to the StringBuilder.
        alphabets.insert(8, new char[] {'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm', 'n'});
        System.out.println("alphabets = " + alphabets);

The result of the code snippet above:

alphabets = abcdfghopqrstuvwxyz
alphabets = abcdefghopqrstuvwxyz
alphabets = abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

How do I remove substring from StringBuilder?

This example demonstrate you how to use the StringBuilder delete(int start, int end) and deleteCharAt(int index) to remove a substring or a single character from a StringBuilder.

package org.kodejava.example.lang;

public class StringBuilderDelete {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        StringBuilder lipsum = new StringBuilder("Lorem ipsum dolor sit " +
                "amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.");
        System.out.println("lipsum = " + lipsum.toString());

        // We'll remove a substring from this StringBuilder starting from
        // the first character to the 28th character.
        lipsum.delete(0, 28);
        System.out.println("lipsum = " + lipsum.toString());

        // Removes a char from the StringBuilder. In the example below we
        // remove the last character.
        lipsum.deleteCharAt(lipsum.length() - 1);
        System.out.println("lipsum = " + lipsum.toString());

The result of the code snippet above:

lipsum = Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.
lipsum = consectetur adipisicing elit.
lipsum = consectetur adipisicing elit