What are the basic rules for declaring variables in Java?

The basic rules for declaring Java variables are as follows:

  1. Variable names must begin with a letter, underscore, or dollar sign, and can be followed by letters, numbers, underscores, or dollar signs.
  2. Variable names cannot be Java keywords or reserved words.
  3. Variable names are case-sensitive, so “myVariable” and “MyVariable” are considered two different variable names.
  4. Variable names should be descriptive and able to clearly express the meaning of the variable they represent.
  5. Variables names cannot contain spaces or special characters such as @, #, $.
  6. Variable names should follow the camel case naming convention, where the first letter is lowercase and the first letter of each subsequent word is uppercase, such as myVariableName.
  7. When declaring variables, it is necessary to specify the data type, such as int, double, String, etc.
  8. Variables can be initialized at the time of declaration, or assigned values in subsequent code.
  9. The scope of variables should be kept as small as possible, and only declared when needed.
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