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Overriding toString() example.

In the above Employee example, overriding toString() method makes clean and understandable result.

package org.javatutorials.StringBased;

public class Employee {
	private String firstName;
	private String lastName;
	private int age;

	public String getFirstName() {
		return firstName;

	public void setFirstName(String firstName) {
		this.firstName = firstName;

	public String getLastName() {
		return lastName;

	public void setLastName(String lastName) {
		this.lastName = lastName;

	public int getAge() {
		return age;

	public void setAge(int age) {
		this.age = age;

	public String toString() {
		return "Employee name: " + getFirstName() + " " + getLastName() + " and his age: " + age;

	public static void main(String[] args) {
		Employee emp = new Employee();


Output: Employee name: Kelly Scott and his age: 40

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